Deleting or removing duplicate music tracks from your iTunes Library

Remove duplicate tracks from your iTunes library

Follow the steps below to find and remove duplicate tracks from your iTunes library:

  1. Download and install Tune Sweeper
  2. Double-click the Tune Sweeper icon to launch the program
  3. On the welcome screen, click "Search For Duplicates"
  4. Select the tracks that you wish to remove, or set the Tune Sweeper Preferences to do it automatically
  5. Click "Remove Duplicates"

Once Tune Sweeper has identified the duplicate groups in iTunes and you have selected which tracks in those groups you want to remove, you are ready to let Tune Sweeper delete the duplicate tracks in iTunes. Use the 'Remove Duplicates' button to do this.

Remove duplicate tracks from iTunes using Tune Sweeper

Recycle Bin

You can optionally select that Tune Sweeper will copy the tracks it removes from iTunes to your recycle bin. This will allow you to restore the tracks from the recycle bin if required or empty the recycle bin when you no longer require the files and want to claim back the disk space they are using.

Start Removing Duplicates from iTunes.

Once you have selected 'Remove Duplicates' and set whether to copy deleted tracks, click 'Yes, Remove Duplicates'. Tune Sweeper will start iTunes and begin to remove all of the duplicate tracks not marked as "Keep".

Confirm that you would like to remove duplicates using Tune Sweeper

Once Tune Sweeper has finished removing duplicates from iTunes, you will be able to go back to the search results and remove any further tracks.

Duplicate music tracks have been removed by Tune Sweeper