Berkeley, CA (PressExposure) May 10, 2011 -- Wide Angle Software, the makers of the popular iPod transfer utility TouchCopy have released a new program that helps users find and delete duplicate and missing tracks in their iTunes library- Tune Sweeper .
Regular iTunes users may find that somehow their iTunes library has become huge, containing hundreds or even thousands of duplicates, which are not easy to remove using iTunes itself. iTunes does provide a basic facility to display duplicates, but removing them all yourself manually can be very laborious. Tune Sweeper neatly steps in here by taking the pain out of searching and removing iTunes duplicates.
Removing duplicate tracks will make your iTunes easier to navigate and save disk space on your computer.
Tune Sweeper scans your iTunes library for duplicate tracks based on your preferred search criteria, such as matching track names, artist, album, track number and time difference between tracks. Tune Sweeper then displays your iTunes duplicates in groups so that you can easily select which of the tracks you want to remove from your iTunes library. Tune Sweeper speeds the process of removing duplicates further by enabling you to specify a preference for the tracks to be kept, based on either track quality, duration, last added to iTunes or last played. The rest of the work is done by the program itself without any user involvement, so you will find that within a few minutes your large iTunes library is duplicate free and much more manageable.
To help iTunes users further, Tune Sweeper also contains the ability to find and delete missing tracks in iTunes. A missing track is a track listed in iTunes but whose file on your hard drive is missing.
Tune Sweeper is available as a free trial download for Windows and Mac OSX. The full version of the software costs $19.99, giving access to all functionality, free customer support and a lifetime of free software updates. Both PC and Mac demos can be downloaded from the Wide Angle Software website.