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Quickly Find & Delete Duplicate Songs on Mac Computer

by Edwin Liu | October 9, 2013 11:34 AM
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If you are using the Mac, and there are large numbers of duplicate songs in your iTunes/Music library, this post will offers you a quick duplicate music file finding application called Wondershare TidyMyMusic for Mac (direct download link). You can use this application to find and delete duplicate songs from both your iTunes library and the music folders which are not be added to iTunes on your Mac hard drive. This program can well identify the same songs that have different file names or file formats (.mp3, .wma, .m4a, .ogg etc.), or have multiple versions (CD, live concert, studio, etc.) as duplicates. Besides the duplicated song removal feature, Wondershare TidyMyMusic for Mac comes with a music tagging tool which enables you to add, edit, fix your digital music file’s metadata including title, artist, album, album cover, delivery year, track no., lyrics, etc automatically.

How to use Wondershare TidyMyMusic for Mac to remove duplicate music files on Mac

  1. Directly download this Mac program here, and install it.
  2. Launch this program, and then it will automatically import all the songs existing in your iTunes Music library to its file tray. For the songs outside your iTunes Music library, you will need to import them to this program manually: Click the Tidy Music icon located in the upper left of the program’s window, and then click the Open File button to import the songs or drag the music folder to the file tray directly.
  3. After importing, click on the Scan button in the upper part of the program’s window to let the program start to search for duplicate songs.
  4. P.s. You may notice that there are two selected checkboxes, “Search for Unidentified Songs” and “Search for Duplicated Songs”, on the left of the Scan button. That means, in the scanning process, your songs whose information (title, artist, album, album cover, delivery year, track no., lyrics, etc) are incomplete, corrupted, or inconsistent will be identified.

  5. When the scanning process has completed, click Duplicated Songs in the status bar and then you will see all the duplicates that have been found by this program. Select each one, and you will find that this program has ticked the song that has the highest quality and crossed its other duplicates, then click Dedupe button to remove the duplicate files.