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Clean Up iTunes Library Mac

clean up iTunes Library

How to clean up my itunes library for free?

My iTunes Library annoys me so much! I’d like to clean up all the songs that’re misspelled and everything like that in just one quick shot! Is there a popular internet file that people can download for free to clean iTunes music files?

clean up iTunes library

As much as you’re an organized person, your iTunes library maybe a huge mess: Being full of duplicate songs, flooding with music files tagged with "Track 1", "Track 2" under "Unknown Artist" … That’s really annoying. Or you may want to add lyrics to your big music library of hundreds of songs, but add them one by one is a very hard work to do. Here we want to help you clean up your iTunes library on Mac OS X to make it a neat and faster one. So if your Library’s a mess or missing in action, read on!

TidyMyMusic for Mac

iTunes Library Clean Up

TidyMyMusic is a professional Music Library Organizer for Mac/Windows users to clean up and organize their iTunes Library and music folders out of iTunes. With it you can fix missing and mislabeled songs with artist name, song name, album art, genre info and more. You can even download and view song lyrics and weed out duplicate tracks.

Would like to clean up your iTunes Library? Download the free trial of TidyMyMusic (Windows and Mac version) and start scanning your iTunes.

How to clean up iTunes Library on Mac OS X?

Step 1. Run iTunes Cleaner OS X and add your iTunes Library

When you run TidyMyMusic Mac iTunes Cleaner and open it on your Mac OS X, the program will automatically scan the entire iTunes library instantly and add all the music to the file tray under "Tidy iTunes" tab.

add iTunes library

Step 2. Scan iTunes Library to fix and clean up

Tick off the checkbox of "Search for Unidentified Songs" and "Search for Duplicate Songs", then click the Scan on the top of the program. The iTunes Cleaner Mac software will then start scan the whole library to identify all the unidentified music songs and find duplicate songs in iTunes.

scan iTunes Library

Step 3. Add missing album art to iTunes, fix iTunes music tags

After the scanning process, select a song in the list and its information will show in the right column. You can check the music title, artist, album, genre, year, track info and lyrics. Then click Apply button on the bottom right. All the information will be added to the music files. You can also select several songs to apply at the same time.

fix iTunes music tags

If you don’t satisfied with the music info the program retrieved for you, you can manually edit the songs tags by clicking the Pencil icon on the top right of the shown in the following picture and fill-in the editing field or drag any image to the album art area.

Step 3. Delete duplicate songs on iTunes

Click "Duplicated Songs" in the status bar. Then choose one song and all files of the same song will show up in the column. Press the "Dedupe" button the remove the music file with a cross.

Note: iTunes 11.0.1 and late versions has the ability to do remove duplicates in iTunes, but it performs not well.

delete duplicate songs in library

Now you can say Goodbye to your duplicate songs and mislabeled songs. It’s wonderful to have such an iTunes Library full of correctly tagged and cover/album art-enhanced media. Whether you view you music library in text form on your computer, use Cover Flow to see artwork as your navigate, or want to transfer songs to another iOS devices, you’ll love the ease of access and great looks of your media.