How to automatically remove duplicates from a union of two iTunes music folders?
February 3, 2006 8:24 AM Subscribe
Yet another iTunes management question:
posted by docgonzo to computers & internet (10 answers total)
A friend has harddrive A, mostly taken up by the contents of ~/Music. His brother has just purchased harddrive B, an external drive, about a quarter taken up by his own ~/Music. They want to create a third ~/Music folder, comprised of every .mp3 from harddrives A and B with duplicates removed. This new ~/Music folder will then replace the original music folders of on the two drives.
The question: How to do this? Is there some automated way of removing the duplicates from the union of the two drives? I know iTunes will not do it, but maybe some sort of drive synchronisation tool that would? Some fancy UNIX magic? (Note: All computers involved are running OS X.)
Note that space isn't a problem, just the weeding of duplicates. And, yes, this question is a bit self-serving as I will be given access to this bounty of music...