iTunes question re: discrepancy between number of apps listed and actual number of files on HD

Oct 30, 2010
Hi everyone-

Quick question ...

I have 226 apps listed in iTunes, but the "mobile applications" folder only contains 225 files. That means there's an app listed in iTunes for which the actual installer wasn't downloaded.

Does anyone know of a quick way to determine which one is missing? I'd rather not have to click on 225 files individually.

Thanks in advance!
Dec 15, 2008
Pensacola, FL
This sounds like you possibly removed the app but it stayed in your iTunes without the installer.

This is from the link above.

"If the missing media is an app, a song, an album, a music video, or a book, you may be able to download it again free of charge."

The "download it again free of charge" takes you to the below link that explains ways of reinstalling the app you previously had installed.

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Oct 30, 2010
Thank you, but the links don't actually address my specific problem. I realize that I am free to download the app again. That's not the problem. The problem is that I have no way of knowing which of the 226 apps is missing without clicking on each one individually and waiting to see which one yields the "exclamation point" symbol, which I'm not even sure happens for apps (as I've only ever seen that with music and movies). What I am looking for is an easy way to determine which app listed in iTunes doesn't have a corresponding file on my HD.