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Simple Clicks to Clean up iTunes Library on Mac/PC

Oct. 29, 2015 13:30 pm / Posted by Fitch to iOS Topics
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There is no need to emphasize the importance of iTunes, which serves as a perfect place to backup important files stored in the iOS devices. With iTunes, people can transfer their files from iPhone/iPad/iPod to iTunes as a backup. So that there is no need for people to worry about sudden data loss even if when their iOS devices are lost. They can have access to these files by logging in their iTunes account and can recover the lost files from iTunes backup.

But one thing you can't deny is that the storage capacity of iOS devices is not unlimited, you may find that one day your iTunes library is filled with various files, including the duplicate files and useless files that have no link to the existed tracks. Needless to say, with the useful files and useless files coexisting with each other, your iTunes library is meant to be in a mess. At this moment, you are suggested to take some measure to clean up your iTunes library so as to put your iTunes library in a good order.

How to Clean up iTunes Library on Mac/PC

Seriously speaking, cleaning up iTune library is just a matter of a few simple clicks. But, if you don't backup iTunes files beforehand, chances are that you can possibly delete some important backup files from your iTunes by mistake.

Step 1: Make Backup of iTunes Files

Now, enter "File > Library > Consolidate Library" to copy all data files to the iTunes Music folder. Then move the folder to an external drive or another folder on your device. By default Windows users will find iTunes Music in /Documents and Settings/username/My Documents/My Music/iTunes/iTunes Music. For users running Mac OS X the iTunes music is in /Users/username/Music/iTunes/.

You can also rely on iPad/iPhone/iPod to Computer Transfer or iPhone/iPad/iPod to Mac Transfer to backup your iTunes files. This software is very easy-to-use and allows you to finish the file transfer in a few simple clicks and without any quality losses.

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Step 2: Preview&Delete Duplicates on Computer

After backing up important files stored in your iTunes, you can begin to clean up iTunes library. First of all, open the iTunes on your computer. After you press the Alt or Option key (for Mac OS X) or the Shift key (for Windows) and choose View > Show Exact Duplicate Items, all duplicate files will be displayed on the main interface including the detailed information such as name, artist and album.

Now, you can compare between the duplicate files and decide the files that you want to save in your iTunes. Once you have selected the files you want to clear from your iTunes library, you can choose Edit > Delete to remove the unwanted files from iTunes library. In a few seconds, you will find more space has been freed in your iTunes!

Write in The End:

If your iPhone, iPad or iPod is cluttered with too much files including junk files, you might as well have a try of Vibosoft FoneClean for iOS(Mac), which is a Free yet powerful cleaner to clean up your iDevices! With it, you can easily get rid of junk files from your iPad so as to speed up your iPad and other devices! Just give it a try by yourself! It won't let you down!



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