Duplicate tracks in library

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Duplicate tracks in library

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Hey, I have an odd issue. In my library, some of the tracks are duplicated. However, one can see from this picture that both versions of each track are present locally. When I right-click and tell it to show the file in windows explorer, it opens to the same file for both versions of a track.

 

Is there any way to get Spotify to realize that these are, in fact, the same tracks? It really should already know that, considering that each version is linked to the same local file.

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I believe that both versions played.

 

The duplicates have now disappeared, though. No idea what fixed it.

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Hey! Welcome to the community 🙂 

 

That is definitely a strange one!

Do you have more than 1 source for local files selected in Edit > Preferences > Local Files which might be causing them to be imported twice?

 

Peter

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Nope. The only source is iTunes.

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@Bromista wrote:

Nope. The only source is iTunes.


If you right click on the duplicate tracks in Spotify, and select "Open Containing Folder" are there two copies of each track in that folder?

 

Peter

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There is only one file for each song in the folder.

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Do these duplicate songs play? Or fail to play?
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I believe that both versions played.

 

The duplicates have now disappeared, though. No idea what fixed it.

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Oh, well that's great news!
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Peter, I am having the same problem. All of the sudden ALL of my library has dupes and when I go the the folder containing the first one it goes to the track in the "replay" program file and there is only one. When I clicked on the second one it just takes me to "Laptop"-the main file under "user". When I try to play the second one(s) from the library they do not play. Do you know how to fix? I did the recent update after I found the issue hoping it would fix it, but it didn't.

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Are you using Network Magic from Cisco?

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