After combining all our computers music I discovered there were up to six duplicates in each folder but only one showed in iTunes. The tracks were renamed with numbers before and after the title. I actually started going through each folder and removing the dups one by one but this will take weeks if not months. The size of my library is showing 156gb and I know I don't have that much music.
I would like to know how to search for these duplicates that Windows was so nice to rename instead of overwrite or skip. I included a photo. The three on the bottom have the BPM and key listed at the end. I have looked around for posts but I didn't locate any that matched my issue perfectly. I'm looking for a string I can search so I can remove all but one of the tracks. For example: the only track I need in the photo is the fourth one down.
So actually I guess I need two strings. One that looks for the numbers before and after the title like on the first three tracks and deletes those and then one that will only find but not delete the ones that have the key and BPM listed, like the bottom three. But if there is a string that can be written that will only keep the fourth one down that would make life a lot easier. I don't have a clue how to write the strings. thanks for the help!!