Locating tracks in playlists

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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.

Locating tracks in playlists

– 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.

Locating tracks in playlists

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

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Jerrod H.

Jerrod was a contributing editor at iLounge. He mostly wrote articles about iTunes and iPod accessories. He was known for his in-depth knowledge of both topics and was often able to provide readers with unique insights into the world of Apple products.