Automatically delete the tracks in iTunes whose files are no longer available.
Sometimes, you’ll see tracks listed in iTunes with an exclamation point (!) next to their names. These are so-called dead tracks: tracks whose files iTunes cannot locate because the files either are missing or have been deleted. In any case, you can eliminate them all from your iTunes library and playlists with this AppleScript hack.
Figure 5-11. Wow, over 3,000 results!
This script examines each file track in the main library and
checks if its
missing value.If it is, the track
is removed from iTunes.
tell application "iTunes" -- initialize some variables set lib to library playlist 1 set allUPNames to name of user playlists set prog to 500 set delTracks to 0 set checkedTracks to 0 set ddMessage to "" set fixed indexing to true -- go through library tracks backwards repeat with t from (count of file tracks of lib) to 1 by -1 set aTrack to file track t of lib try if aTrack's location is missing value then delete aTrack set delTracks to delTracks + 1 end if end try set checkedTracks to checkedTracks + 1 if frontmost and ¬ (prog is not 0) and ¬ (checkedTracks mod prog) is 0 then if delTracks is not 0 then ¬ set ddMessage to (delTracks & " dead tracks removed…") display ...