iSweep
iSweep 1.7.3
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Find, list, delete & backup duplicate tracks in iTunes.   Shareware ($15.00)
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iSweep is a utility that allows you to find, list, delete and backup duplicate tracks in iTunes. It allows you to control what is considered a duplicate based on a combination of Track Name, Artist, Album, File Size, File Type, Bit Rate, Genre and/or Track Length with a user selectable time threshold. iSweep can also "Protect Playlists" when doing backups and deletes. This keeps your playlists from breaking.

iSweep also allows you to search your hard drive for all music files that are not currently registered in the iTunes Library. It then gives you the ability to move all of the
What's New
Version 1.7.3:
  • Added Search Feature to search hard drive for music files that are not registered in the iTunes Database.
  • Added ability to move all orphaned music files that are found to a location of the user's choice.
  • Added a sound upon task completion (per user requests).
  • Added a help option in the menu.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later



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Gordon80 reviewed on 13 Aug 2009
Any news about this desired program?

I just tried it for the first time - version 1.7.

It was described as easy to use... but I cannot get it going. In the "main" tap there are the compare options - great. :-)
However it doesn't find any duplicates here... :-(
In the "search" tap I can chose the directory to search - great. :-)
Well, within a second it lists thousands of files... but none of them are really duplicates... :-(

Very confusing. Why doesn't it work? Please make it work - I would buy it right away. Is there anything else out there that does the job?
[Version 1.7.3]

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misha commented on 13 Aug 2009
You may want to contact the developer directly with your issues:

http://www.davtri.com/index.py/contact
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Hejog reviewed on 24 Jun 2007
Crashes on launch, also crashed iTunes
MacBook 10.4.9
[Version 1.3]


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pinknezumi reviewed on 22 Jul 2006
This program doesn't work. It will delete the actual files, but doesn't remove them from iTunes itself so after iTunes realizes that the music is missing, you must manually remove all songs. It also tended to remove songs that were repeated. This program was not worth the cost and I'm sorry I purchased it. The developer, when emailed, was of no help at all. I'm very disappointed.
[Version 1.3]

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pinknezumi replied on 22 Jul 2006
*weren't repeated, sorry for the mistake.
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Gavin Kelly commented on 24 Feb 2006
After paying the $15 registration fee through PayPal on 2/18/06, I have yet to receive the promised serial number. An e-mail to the developer has gone unanswered.
[Version 1.3]


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Anonymous reviewed on 17 Jan 2005
this is crap! there's no options for sorting the list, and even the scroll bar to view list of duplicates is buggy!
[Version 1.3]


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Anonymous reviewed on 19 Nov 2004
It worked fine for me (iTunes 4.6) Tunes quit when this launched but it worked.
[Version 1.3]

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Anonymous commented on 19 Nov 2004
Yes, iSweep launches iTunes if it isn't already running, then closes it. This forces the iTunes Database to flush to make sure that it is up to date before performing any searches against it.
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Anonymous reviewed on 13 Nov 2004
Sorry about the server outage. It is back up and running now.
[Version 1.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 02 Nov 2004
Personally I find this to be worse than iTunes' duplicate detection, and for one reason only. There is absolutely no iTunes integration.

Not to mention that an application costing $15 better do something pretty spectacular and yet it only lists duplicates in a text field.
[Version 1.0]

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Anonymous commented on 02 Nov 2004
The application also allows backing up and or deleting of duplicates once registered.
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Anonymous reviewed on 01 Nov 2004
Not to sound rude, but why would anyone even download this, let alone pay the shareware fee when iTunes v4.7 now allows you to search for duplicates?
[Version 1.0]

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Anonymous commented on 01 Nov 2004
Because iTunes 4.7 only compares Track Name and Artist, no other options. So if you have multiple songs from different albums, but with the same title, iTunes says they're duplicates, even when they're not. iSweep allows a much more controlled search. iSweep also allow deleting of duplicates and Backing-up of duplicates to a user chosen directory, which iTunes doesn't.
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Anonymous commented on 03 Nov 2004
Big deal. If you show the proper headers in iTunes you can see that for yourself.

This app is not worth the shareware fee.
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Anonymous commented on 03 Nov 2004
Just because you can see the headers doesn't change how iTunes determines if a file is a duplicate. If you are looking at trying to clean out hundreds of duplicates, then iSweep is well worth the cost. Not to mention that you can backup the duplicates, which iTunes does NOT allow. As to being worth the cost or not, you are entitled to your opinion, but that is all it is, your opinion. I asked around for a couple of weeks before settling on $15.00, which was more or less the adverage of what people suggested. I was thinking along the lines of $9 or $10 until I asked several people and got their responses.
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Anonymous commented on 04 Nov 2004
The point about showing the headers is that it will let you determine whether or not you want to delete the song (i.e. verify if it truly is a duplicate)

Anyone who knows their way around the Finder can back up their duplicates. Even the Finder's Search function and some proper sorting work just as well. And the Finder is free.

Prior to iTunes v4.7, this utility may have had value, however, in my opinion, no iTunes integration and the new Duplicates feature in v4.7 make this utility obsolete.
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Anonymous commented on 04 Nov 2004
The application was actually developed before 4.7 was released, but was not posted for public download due to needing to set up a payment authorizer and to complete testing.

And while you could go through the preferences for tracks one at a time, then track them down in finder, one at a time, this would not be at all practical if you have a lot of duplicates. I mean, could you see yourself doing that for hundreds of songs (or in a friend of mine's case, thousands of songs due to accidentally importing his library multiple times from a backup)? I couldn't. If you have enough music, that could take days. This app isn't meant for everyone, just those who have a lot of duplicate music files. Also, the lack of iTunes integration is due to the fact that Apple only has a visualizer plug-in architecture for iTunes. They never provided a standard plug-in api. And even if they did, why would you want a utility app to be running every time iTunes was opened, thereby using up resources for no reason? Personally, I only want a utility to be running when I actually need to use it.
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Version Downloads:2,232
Type:Multimedia Design : Audio
License:Shareware
Date:15 Feb 2008
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $15.00
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iSweep is a utility that allows you to find, list, delete and backup duplicate tracks in iTunes. It allows you to control what is considered a duplicate based on a combination of Track Name, Artist, Album, File Size, File Type, Bit Rate, Genre and/or Track Length with a user selectable time threshold. iSweep can also "Protect Playlists" when doing backups and deletes. This keeps your playlists from breaking.

iSweep also allows you to search your hard drive for all music files that are not currently registered in the iTunes Library. It then gives you the ability to move all of the orphaned music files it has found to one location of your choice.

iSweep takes the pain out of finding and removing duplicates from iTunes.


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