ITunes For Mac :: Delete Files From Library

Jun 5, 2014

Bought an Air to replace a MacBook Pro. Want to clear out stuff before I sell it. If I delete files from the iTunes library, am I deleting them from the hard drive or the cloud? In other words, how do I clear the material from this machine without losing what I purchased?

MacBook Pro (15-inch Mid 2012), iOS 7.1.1

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ITunes For Mac :: Using ITunes Match Means Can Delete Files From Library On Laptop?

Jun 18, 2014

I need space on my computer - video files take up most space and I have a bunch of music videos in my iTunes library. My question is - 

If I upgrade to iTunes Match - would that mean I can then delete files on my computer in my iTunes library and still access them later?

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Mar 8, 2009

Im new to the Mac operating system. I am proficient on a PC, but Macs have always captivated my attention. I finally gave into the Macbook. Anyways ---

The Automator application seems phenomenal in theory I just haven't learned all the ins and outs yet, but i see the concept that it was designed for (Jobs = Genius). Long story short I was streaming all of my music over from my PC and it got interrupted twice. I kept streaming to the same folder but it never prompted me to replace existing files of the same name. So I figured it would do it automatically. To my dismay that wasn't the case at all. I now have 9,000 songs and at least 4,000 of which are duplicates/Triplets. I wanted to know if there was some way to streamline the process of deleting and purging all these files out of my Music Folder/Itunes Library, Via the Automator program or any other program you know of.

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Nov 2, 2010

I recently discovered, after running Disk Inventory X, some really fat files in my Library. I haven't touched them, as I read on another forum that it could be dangerous but is there anything I can do to get rid of them? I thought maybe they were left there after a recent Time Machine backup because I read that happening to someone else in another forum...

I've attached screenshots (I think) of the two biggest files.

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Dec 2, 2014

I'm going to reinstall OS X. But before doing that, I want to delete the files in folders named Library one by one and see what could happen. Will that cause any trouble that will prevent me from reinstalling OS X successfully?

MacBook, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.5)

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ITunes :: Delete A Corrupted Library?

Mar 15, 2012

My iTunes was freezing at the beginning after I have tried to load some mp3 files.I got an advice to click "option" with the iTunes icon and I could build a new library.Now, How can I delete the old corrupted one which is almost 100Gb??

Info:MacBookPro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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ITunes :: Delete All The Duplicates In Library?,

Apr 28, 2012

have three copies of each song showing in the library. what is it?

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Jun 17, 2012

Do I actually need to keep the iTunes files on my macbook now that they are in the cloud, will sync to iPhone and the rest work?

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Jul 5, 2012

I have done too much to itunes. I have both wav files from recorded records and burned cds. To make my life easy and to fit all this music on my ipod. I want to start over on MBP and convert Wav files to mp3.

How do you creat a new itunes library and convert the wav to mp3?

Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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ITunes For Mac :: How To Delete Library On IPhone

Jun 29, 2014

I would like to delete my iTunes library on my iPhone.  It has songs from my daughter's purchases that I cannot for the life of my get off the library, cloud, wherever.  I have deleted them in my iMac iTunes library.  So after I delete them from my iPhone I will do a sync. 

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OS X :: Power Out Caused Itunes Library To Delete?

Feb 16, 2009

The other day the electricity to the house was turned off with Itunes running on my computer. Im running a G5 Mac OSX version 10.4.11 if that helps. When i turned the computer back on it read itunes library corrupt and the only option it gave was to press 'OK'.

Out of 8000 or so songs, 3000 remain in the library. There are some songs on the hard drive under 'Music' which is some of the missing songs but not sure if its all of them

My question is, is there any way possible way to restore my itunes library back to its state prior to the power out? restoring all playlists and everything!

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ITunes :: How To Delete Duplicate Songs In Library

Feb 29, 2012

how do i delete duplicate songs in my library

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ITunes :: Delete Library Totally So To Start Again?

Mar 9, 2012

i want to completely remove all i tune from the library and start again

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May 10, 2012

All my music is entered twice in my itunes library. How do I get rid of the duplicates without deleting them one by one?


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ITunes :: Delete Duplicate Songs From Library?

May 27, 2012

how do i delete duplicate songs from my itunes library?

iMac (27-inch Mid 2011), Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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May 10, 2012

How do I delete, once and for all, tv shows that I keep trying to delete from my iTunes library? They never finished downloading and I keep deleting them but, they keep coming back when I click "download all" or when I enter a password? I don't want to allow them all to download then delete as there are about 30 of them?

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Nov 14, 2010

i want to delete songs from my itunes library but want to be able to put them back on if i ever want them again. i have an external hard drive and i have like synced them or whatever is that enough?

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Applications :: How To Delete Itunes Tracks Directly From Playlists And The Library

Jul 22, 2010

If I'm playing some music from a playlist, and I decide I want to delete it from my entire collection, I can't don't it easily. Deleting it right from the playlist doesn't remove it from my library. I have to go hunt it down in the main "Music" folder which is a pain in the ass, especially with multiple tracks. Is there some way, when looking at a track in a playlist, that I can delete it from my entire library and put it in the Trash?

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Applications :: Backup ITunes Library Delete All Songs From My Iphone, Then Rebuild?

Nov 16, 2009

Basically somehow my iTunes got jacked up.. just the music part of it.. Anyway, they are all songs from my CDs or mp3's, but just as a failsafe, I would like to backup my entire iTunes library to my external hdd.

I would then like to delete all the songs from my iTunes, and from my iPhone. *edit* figure'd out how to remove all the songs from my iphone.. just unchecked all songs and sync'd.. now I just need to backup itunes and delete everything from it, then reput what I want back into itunes and resync.. sweet

After which, I would like to rebuild my iTunes library using my mp3's and CD's and basically start from scratch.. so that this time around I can properly name songs/albums/artwork/etc

Then I want to take this new iTunes library, and fill my iPhone back up with my new Library in Itunes..

so basically I just want to backup my itunes just incase for some reason I cannot find a particular CD or mp3 in my collection.

Just for the record, I am using a Mac Mini running Snow Leopard 10.6.2, and I have an iPhone 3GS 32GB running the latest 3.1.2 firmware (jailbroken using blackra1n rc3)

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Applications :: ITunes No Longer Deleting A Music File From My Mac When I Delete From Library?

Dec 17, 2009

When I used to delete a song from my iTunes library it would ask me if I wanted to also remove it completely from my computer. Now it no longer does and I cannot find a option to get that back. Can someone tell me where I can get iTunes to do this again?

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Apr 23, 2012

I would like to change the computers that my iphone is connected with, but itunes wpn't let me do that without loosing all the data thats on my phone and replacing it with data from the itunes acount, even though there is only 5 songs on it?

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Feb 2, 2009

I have the vast majority of my iTunes library on a NAS device. When I first got my MBP I set the library's location to the folder that I had moved off one of the desktops to the NAS. Everything works fine.

However, it seems that the library location will reset itself to the local location on the MBP (possibly whenever I run iTunes when I'm not on this network). So, if I add files to the iTunes when I'm not on this network, they get placed into the local library.

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Aug 30, 2014

I am trying to organize my iTunes library and files.  I have a question about the 2 files listed below.  I understand iTunes media is like the master file, but what is "my music" file  and  if i move files there from iTunes media/music, do i need to make a copy of these files and if i make a copy,  is this creating a duplicate file taking up memory space or is this an index? 

Mac HD/user/music/ itunes/ iTunes media 
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iMac (27-inch, Late 2012), OS X Mavericks (10.9.3)

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Aug 28, 2014

When transferring my iTunes library from backup to my new iMac, some of the files have lost their information and there seems to be many duplicate files.

Is there a quick and easy way to restore my library to its former glory? 


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Dec 6, 2010

I am happily now a mac user..I have got more fed up with microsoft after each OS "improvement" since win 95. I lost all my belongings in a house fire and only have survived wma files backed up. I need a way to reformat them for itunes format. I am not having much luck on my own. MAC rules. I love the OS

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Oct 16, 2010

I have my iTunes library set to an external drive. The boxes in Pref/advanced are check. I have checked my internal drive in the old iTunes location and see new podcasts and music living there. I need to perform a organize library to move the files.

This seems to have happened in iTunes 9 and 10.

The iTunes Music library does point to an external.

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Applications :: ITunes Library - XML Files Damaged

May 15, 2009

I'm using OS X 10.4.11 and iTunes 8.1.1. I'm not very computer literate. When I started iTunes today, I went straight to copy some files into it from another folder. I got an error message about the .xml file and then told files were damaged (I think). I think iTunes started rebuilding the folders but I stopped it and ended up with only 30-something gb of tunes instead of almost 100 gb. All my music is still there in the iTunes/Music folder (I also have 30 back-up DVDs of the library), but I really, really want to be able to keep the Date Added information as this is how I view the music, as well as all the artwork I've manually added. The iTunes Library (Damaged) file is there, as are several Previous iTunes Libraries file.

After a web search, I did the following:
i. Quit iTunes and copied the most recent "Previous iTunes Library" file to the desktop.
ii. I trashed the iTunes Library.xml and iTunes Library (with the logo) files at the top of the folder structure.
iii. I then dragged the copied Previous iTunes Library file into the iTunes/iTunes Music folder and launched iTunes. Should it be dragged into the top-level iTunes folder or where?

It opens, but with absolutely nothing in it. I've tried dragging the Previous iTunes Library file everywhere I can think of (trashing the existing .xml and Library file each time), but still no joy. This latest Previous iTunes Library file is only a couple of months old and I'd much, much rather re-do the last two months music than lose the Date Added and all Playlists etc.

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Apr 2, 2012

About 10% of my iTunes files are still protected. I'd like to find them and put them in a special playlist but I haven't managed to find an efficient way of finding them all and listing them.

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ITunes :: Rebuilding Library After Restoring Files?

Apr 13, 2012

I accidentally deleted all my iTunes music, movie, app, etc files while trying to move it to an External HD. I was able to restore the files using third party software, from the sql layer. However, each fille now has a name like "54678990.m4v" as opposed to "Thor.m4v" and it appears they all need to be "re-linked" to the titles in my iTunes window interface. 

I restored the files to the External HD actually, and when I click directly on them, they do play in iTunes and a little exclamation point appears next to the name of the file (eg, 'Thor' in the iTunes window). That is telling me, I think, that there is some kind of issue with naming and linking to the actual file on the External HD. 

Is there some relatively easy way to do get this all straight and clean and seamless for like 1000 files?

iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.8), iPhone 4S, IPad 3 64gb

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Deleting Files From The ITunes Library And Computer

Apr 23, 2012

I have an empty playlist that has duplicated over 100 times.iTunes is not letting me delete my just right clicking and hitting delete.


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