Like many of us, I have switched computers more than a few times since iTunes has been released, and I have many dead link in my music library. As there is no sort mechanism, or simple way to clean them out they have been a near permanent fixture in my life. That is until today.
Here is a simple method that works (2 minutes max):
- Make a static playlist called “All Live Files” and copy your entire library into it.
- Make a smart playlist called “Missing Files” with the rules set as ” ‘Playlist’ ‘is’ ‘Music’ ” and another rule set as ” ‘Playlist’ ‘is not’ ‘All Live Files’ ”
- As stated in your blog, the broken songs will not transfer and “Missing Files” will contain all those broken songs.
Cheers to Paul for putting it online, and here is the original excellent post – Paul has a few alternative approaches and a nice method for Windows users. His site also has several great writeups on my newest toy – the ipad.