However, you can easily offload your ever-expanding i Tunes library to an external hard drive by simply dragging and dropping it from its default location in Macintosh HD Advanced and in the i Tunes Media Folder Location box, click Change and point the software at the new location.
It's even possible to store the library on a networked drive, as long as it's mounted on your Mac.
This way, you get a hands-on feel for your library. This cannot be done in i Tunes 11, so in previous versions, go to File Show Duplicates and delete.
Depending on your version you may find this particular option under the View menu.
To rid your Mac of music, you may want to consider i Tunes Match, which allows you to stream and sync your library through the cloud.
If you’re the kind of person who likes to rate songs, you can remove unwanted tunes pretty easily. If you want to find missing album artwork for songs in your library, click File Library and select Get Album Artwork. Sort your songs by name and look for any that are called unknown or untitled.
With OS X Mavericks just around the corner, this is a good time to have a tidy up and ensure that your experience of the update is a pleasurable one.This also means that i Tunes will locate all music on your computer and add it automatically, making the i Tunes consolidation process much faster than manually adding music.The i Tunes program, as installed on Macintosh computers, is set to consolidate by default.Luckily, there are a number of methods--some free, some with small costs--that can make this process easier.Home Sharing, available in i Tunes 9 and higher, allows i Tunes libraries on the same network to copy items back and forth.Not every household needs more than one computer running i Tunes.