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I had approximately 40gB of music on my hard drive and moved it to a external hard drive. I then copied it to another external hard drive and this has resulted in my Windows Media Player and iTunes folders to be full of several copies of the same file picked up from the two external hard drives as well as still showing the names form my internal hard drive. I would like to clear this up so that I only view one copy of file from the selected external hard drive.

How can I do this? What happens if I delete the contents on the Liabrary in WMP and iTunes? Could I then create a new Liabrary from a designated external hard drive?

Any help appreciated.
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Yes. iTunes library is merely a list of files. Delete library, and create a new one.
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Thanks you!
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You're welcome :)
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Just to mention in a hurry i was clearing my iTunes library one day and by deleting the files form the library i accidentally deleted the actual files and lost over 40GB of music as it was to large to go in the recycle bin.

If it ever asks make sure you choose to keep the files
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I currently have iTunes and Windows Media Player installed. Do I need both? Do I need either? What is the best music management software program available and why? Thanks.
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It depends.
I use iTunes to synchronize my iPods, and I use WMP to synchronize my other mp3/video player.
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So if I don't have an ipod, only other mp3 devices, I really just need WMP - correct?

To remove iTunes do I just go to Add/Delete Programs and select iTunes to uninstall?
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So if I don't have an ipod, only other mp3 devices, I really just need WMP - correct?

You have to check device's manual. Mine uses WMP to synchronize files, yours may use something else.

To remove iTunes do I just go to Add/Delete Programs and select iTunes to uninstall?

Yes.
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