Find and Remove Missing Tracks from iTunes

iTunes Remove Dead Tracks

Follow the steps below to find and remove missing tracks form iTunes:

  1. Download and install Tune Sweeper
  2. Double-click the Tune Sweeper icon to launch the program
  3. On the welcome screen, click "Missing Tracks"
  4. All of the tracks which are missing from your hard drive will be displayed.
  5. Click "Remove All Missing Tracks"

Tune Sweeper is available as a free trial for Windows or Mac.

macOS Catalina
and higher

Tune Sweeper also works with the new Apple Music app.

For more detail on these steps, please read on below...

Find Missing Tracks in iTunes

Tune Sweeper contains the ability to find and list all missing or 'dead' tracks in your iTunes library, i.e. tracks that iTunes shows with an exclamation point. A missing track is a track listed in iTunes but whose file on your hard drive is missing.

To see which tracks are missing in your iTunes library, select the 'Missing Tracks' tab at the top of Tune Sweeper. Tune Sweeper will then scan your iTunes library.

Remove missing tracks from iTunes

Once Tune Sweeper has scanned your iTunes library, it will display all of the missing tracks in iTunes in one list.

iTunes remove dead tracks

Removing Missing Tracks

Tune Sweeper can remove the dead links in iTunes that are pointing to missing media on your hard drive. Click 'Remove All Missing Tracks' to tidy up your iTunes library by deleting missing tracks.

Alternatively, you can select which tracks you want to remove and then click 'Remove Selected Tracks'.