How To: Find, Delete Duplicate Media Files On Windows 7 (CopyTrans Method)

The seemingly endless disk spaces of gigabytes and terabytes in desktops, laptops, and now with external hard drives means that people today can have as much music in their files as the whole Library of Congress. It also means that some music files in our collection can become redundant. It makes no difference if you are listening to music using your desktop and a VLC player.

However, it will matter if duplicate tracks play on a portable USB thumb drive. Aside from two or three of the same songs playing, there is the matter of limited space in a portable player. In that sense, it would be better to completely remove redundant files to make more room in a limited 1 or 2 gig portable player.

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In this article we're going to walk you through how to remove duplicate media files on your PC. Using this tiny software called CopyTrans and iTunes, it will be easier to find those duplicate files and finally take those junks files out from your desktop or laptop.

Get Rid Of Duplicate Media Files On Your PC With CopyTrans + iTunes

Note: While you can always navigate to File > Display Duplicates on iTunes to display and delete those duplicate media files, physical files are not actually removed at all; iTunes will only take them out from the library.

Alright, here we go.

All you need to do is to download the free CopyTrans free app, extract, and then run the executable file. Before running the app, make sure that iTunes or any other media player is closed. The app tool is portable and does not require any kind of installation. When you run the tool, it automatically scans your iTunes library or entire Mp3 files and immediately shows the results categorized into different albums, like this:

After this, all you need to do is to click on the album and select the duplicate tracks for the cleanup. This is found at the left-hand side bar. Once the tracks are selected, a small blue screw icon will appear. If you click on this, the track will be deleted (see screenshot below).

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Instead of scanning your entire music collection manually, CopyTrans is the best way how to delete duplicate mp3 files.

Download CopyTrans HERE