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Old 07-30-2017, 09:36 AM
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Duplicates in different Playlists (for the Advanced...)

Hello!
After hours of breaking my head about this issue, i decided to join your forum and i hope to get help.

Lets say, we have 3 exact duplicates of one track but we only need this track once (of course).

But here is my problem:
This 3 identical tracks are in different playlists. So, the effect that i DON'T want when i delete two duplicates of the track is to loose these related entrys in my playlists!

Now i wonder, how to work around this problem. It must be a technique of rather "merging" the tracks together instead of deleting them.

Any ideas?
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Old 07-30-2017, 07:25 PM
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They are not duplicates. iTunes and iPods are smart enough to use 1 copy of a song for multiple playlists.

Since you seem to want the same track in all 3 playlists, everything is fine.

If you want to remove the track from 2 of the playlists, you can do this in iTunes by selecting the track in the playlist and pressing delete. This will remove it from a standard playlist and leave it in the others. Repeat for the second playlist to leave it only in the third.

If these are smart playlists, then you'll have to change the rules to exclude it from the 2 playlists you don't want it to appear in.

Hopefully that explains it.



Have you backed up your iTunes Library this week? If not, you are risking losing your music and playlists....
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