Removing Duplicate Files from Your iTunes Library

While syncing your iPhone with your iTunes library, there may be instances when you end up having duplicate files in the library. Even though duplicate files in the iTunes library do not harm the Apple device or your PC, the redundant files may consume additional amount of disk space on your computer.

Fortunately, iTunes provides an easy way to detect the duplicate files which, after identifying, can be deleted.

Here is how you can find duplicate files in your iTunes library:

    ■Turn on your Windows PC with any account. (Windows 8 in this demonstration.)
    ■On the Start screen, locate and click Desktop.

    ■From the desktop window, double-click the iTunes icon to launch the application.
    ■On the iTunes interface, if you are not already logged in, click the Sign In button from the top-left corner.

    ■In the opened box, provide your Apple ID credentials in the appropriate fields and click Sign In to continue.

    ■On the opened window, click the Library button from the top-right corner.

    ■Once the next interface appears, ensure that the Songs tab is selected from the top.
    ■Locate and click the View menu from the menu bar at the top-left corner.

    Note: If the menu bar is not available at the top, click the Options icon (icon with black and white blocks) located at the top-left corner, and from the displayed options, click Show Menu Bar.

    ■From the displayed list, click Show Duplicate Items.

    ■Once this is done, under Displaying Duplicates, select multiple duplicate songs by pressing down and holding the Ctrl key while clicking the target songs. (To select a single duplicate song, you can left-click the song name.)

    ■Once the song are selected, right-click any of the selected tracks, and from the context menu, click Delete.

    ■On the opened confirmation box, click Delete Songs to provide your consent.

    ■Back on the previous interface, click Done from the top-right corner to save the changes.