Locating tracks in playlists | iLounge Article


Locating tracks in playlists

Ask iLounge offers readers the opportunity to get answers to their iPod-, iPhone-, iPad-, iTunes-, or Apple TV-related questions from a member of the iLounge editorial team. We'll answer several questions here each week, and of course, you can always get help with more immediate concerns from the iLounge Discussion Forums. Submit your questions for consideration using our Ask iLounge Submit Form. We reserve the right to edit questions for grammar, spelling, and length.

View the complete Ask iLounge archives...

Q: I have a lot of duplicate songs in my iTunes library, but I am hesitant to delete them because, for a variety of reasons, I don’t want them to disappear from the various playlists in which they appear.  Is there a way to select a song in the library and have iTunes tell me in which playlists I’ve put that track?  If there were, it would be easy for me to use the “find duplicates” feature to clean up my library. Thanks.

- Michael

A: Sure. Select any single track anywhere in iTunes’ track list views. Then, right-click on the file (on a Mac, hold Control while clicking). If the song you’re looking at is in at least one playlist, you’ll see a menu item called “Show in Playlist.” Here, you’ll see a list of each of the playlists—both smart and manual—that the song is present in.

If this menu option isn’t there, the song simply isn’t in any playlists.

« Tracks missing when browsing via “Artist”

Microphone for iPod mini »

Related Stories

Sign up for the iLounge Weekly Newsletter


Recent News

Recent Reviews

Recent Articles

Sign up for the iLounge Weekly Newsletter


iLounge is an independent resource for all things iPod, iPhone, iPad, and beyond.
iPod, iPhone, iPad, iTunes, Apple TV, Mac, and the Apple logo are trademarks of Apple Inc.
iLounge is © 2001 - 2015 iLounge, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Terms of Use | Privacy Policy