removing all songs from iTunes HELP

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danielfillmore

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hello, i am a new iTunes user and just imported all the songs from my cpu into iTunes. things are all mixed up and stuff and i want to start over. is there a way i can remove all songs from iTunes? then i can import in only what i want. thanks
 
#2
Here's how I did it. (I'm still learning as well)

Click the first song in iTunes.

Hold down the "shift" key and click the LAST song. This will highlight all of your songs.

Right click on the highlighted songs and click "Clear" You'll get a pop-up asking if you are sure that you want to delete them, blah blah blah. Click yes.

You will get a second pop-up asking if you want to DELETE the files (move to the recycle bin) or keep the files in the iTunes music folder. KEEP THEM!

Then just go clean up and reorganize and then import them back into iTunes when you get them how you want them. :)
 

danielfillmore

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Jul 4, 2007
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Here's how I did it. (I'm still learning as well)

Click the first song in iTunes.

Hold down the "shift" key and click the LAST song. This will highlight all of your songs.

Right click on the highlighted songs and click "Clear" You'll get a pop-up asking if you are sure that you want to delete them, blah blah blah. Click yes.

You will get a second pop-up asking if you want to DELETE the files (move to the recycle bin) or keep the files in the iTunes music folder. KEEP THEM!

Then just go clean up and reorganize and then import them back into iTunes when you get them how you want them. :)
awesome thank you. any tips for keeping everything organized before importing again, etc. . .
 
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awesome thank you. any tips for keeping everything organized before importing again, etc. . .
Well, I'm sure there's an easy/automated way to do it. You could try Googling it and see if there's a software program out there that will do it. (If you find one, let me know!) ;)

In the meantime, it means a little work on your part, especially if (like me) you have a bunch of loose .mp3 files to work with. You just have to put aside some time to go through and edit artist/title/genre etc.

Some things I have found are to make sure that the artist/album titles are all the same. Watch capitalization and spelling. I had issues with some Huey Lewis songs. Some were "Huey Lewis & The News" while some were "Huey Lewis And The News" The "&" and "And" will make it show up as two different artists. Make sense?

If you're importing your CDs, from scratch, you should be good to go.

Hope that sheds some light on it for ya. :)