Why do I have *four* absolutely identical copies of some songs in the iTunes Folder. iTunes does not know about these copies in most cases, it just shows one copy in its database that points to "trackname 1.mp3". Or another duplicate, never the original. Is this some weird glitch with iTunes Match?



I recently attempted to deal with that situation in iTunes and eventually gave up. I guess it's something like iTunes importing file information but not the actual file and maybe that happens multiple times but then you can chose to haev iTunes copy the whole file into whatever folder it happens to like better than any folder you may have already set up... Augh.


fwiw a couple of Doug's Applescripts helped me out, first in deleting all the dupes automatically, then in figuring out which files I accidentally deleted all copies of so I could pull them back off my backups...

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