iTunes Duplicates Cleaner

Find and remove duplicate tracks from your iTunes library (entries or files on the disk), and customize comparison settings easily.

  • iTunes Duplicates Cleaner
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  • License :Demo
  • OS :Windows All
  • Publisher :MacFoot Ltd.

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iTunes Duplicates Cleaner Description

iTunes Duplicates Cleaner removes duplicate entries from your iTunes library, just as its name says. It comes in handy as a cleanup method for large music libraries, as it can help you declutter your playlists and make room for new files by deleting duplicates.

Apart from iTunes, this program requires you to have .NET Framework installed. It automatically loads the media manager at startup and attempts to identify the library’s XML file. If it fails, it asks you to manually specify the path to this file, as well as to check if the library is empty.

Scan your iTunes library and configure comparison settings

The utility lists all your playlists on the left side of the main panel. You can select any of them to view duplicate entries detected by iTunes Duplicates Cleaner, including the artist, album, rating and play count of each track. They can be filtered by duplicates or non-existing tracks.

By default, tracks are labeled as duplicates by comparing their names, artists, albums and size (100% or +/-5% size match). These rules can be customized, though, since you can disable all these comparison methods, except for the name.

Remove duplicate files or just their entries

All duplicates are automatically selected for removal, while the original item in each group is spared. However, you can personalize this selection by including or excluding any items you wish.

As far as program settings are concerned, you can hide the welcome screen and disable automatic checkups for software updates at startup, as well as ask the tool to permanently delete files instead of sending them to the Recycle Bin, or to keep files on the disk and to just remove their iTunes library entries.

Evaluation and conclusion

The tool had minimal impact on computer performance in our tests, running on low CPU and RAM. It carried out scan and removal jobs rapidly, without causing the operating system to hang, crash or prompt error dialogs.

All in all, iTunes Duplicates Cleaner offers a simple solution for cleaning up your iTunes library by removing duplicate files or just their entries.

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