How to remove duplicate songs from iTunes on your Mac or Windows PC


Duplicate items consume extra space on your hard disk and make your system speed slow. In such a case, you may remove duplicate items to boost up your system speed and regain your precious hard disk space. iTunes is the most known media library for Mac as well as for Windows PC. Many times, we copy a same track multiple times that occupy our hard disk space and affect our system performance. If you think you have duplicate files in iTunes on your Mac or Windows PC, you may easily find and delete them. Here we will provide you some easy instructions to do that.

How to find duplicate songs in iTunes on your Mac or Windows PC?

By following the below given steps, you may find duplicate songs listed in iTunes on your Mac or Windows PC.

  • Launch “iTunes” on your Mac or Windows PC.
  • Select “Songs” underneath the “Library” section from the sidebar on the left.
  • Now, click the “File” menu, select “Library” and then select “Show Duplicate Items.”




  • Now, iTunes filters out all the songs except duplicates. Sometimes it may be quite confusing to analyze duplicate files so hold the Option key (Mac) or the Shift key (Windows) and then select “Show Exact Duplicate Items” from the File > Library Doing so will show you show you duplicate songs with the same name, artist and album.

How to delete duplicate songs in iTunes on your Mac or Windows PC?

After getting a list of duplicate songs in iTunes, you may easily remove them by following the below given steps.

  • In order to remove duplicates, it is always recommended you to sort by name, artist, time, release date and genre.
  • Select one or more duplicates that you wish to delete.
  • Select the option “Delete” from the Song If want to delete duplicate songs that you added to your library from Apple Music, select the option “Delete from Library” instead.
  • After removing all the duplicates, click “Done” at the top right corner of the screen.

This is how you may easily remove duplicates in iTunes using builtin tools only and free up hard disk storage on your Mac or Windows PC.

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