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    Question Ways to Get iTunes to Rescan ID3 Tags
    Hey, guys! I just deleted a bunch of comments in Mp3tag and I cannot get iTunes to update. I have almost 13,000 songs and I really don't want to delete everything from iTunes and add it back in.

    I tried adding all of my music back into iTunes so that it would rescan everything, but that didn't work. I tried changing the equalizer preset and then changing it back, but that didn't work. I also made a script to refresh the tags and that didn't work.

    The only thing that has worked is deleting it from iTunes and then adding it back in.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks in advance! :-)

    Also, I know that I can do this in iTunes. However, I'm going to be editing some other stuff that iTunes can't do and I would like for the changes to actually show up in iTunes.

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    Maybe you can find something useful at "Doug's Applescripts for iTunes". He has a lot of great scripts that are for iTunes alone. Give his site a try.

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    I found this;

    IC4RUS 9:43 PM - 27 February, 2013I just tried this out on a mac.

    -Select all, command i
    -change equalizer preset
    -songs rescan
    -change equalizer preset back to none
    -all info is preserved and tracks are rescanned

    its an extra step but if you use the composer field or track number field this is an alternative.

    Here, https://serato.com/forum/discussion/675257
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    Quote Originally Posted by chscag View Post
    Maybe you can find something useful at "Doug's Applescripts for iTunes". He has a lot of great scripts that are for iTunes alone. Give his site a try.
    Yes, I have actually been using a few of his scripts, but he doesn't seem to have anything that will work for this instance. :-/

    Quote Originally Posted by ferrarr View Post
    I found this;

    IC4RUS 9:43 PM - 27 February, 2013I just tried this out on a mac.

    -Select all, command i
    -change equalizer preset
    -songs rescan
    -change equalizer preset back to none
    -all info is preserved and tracks are rescanned

    its an extra step but if you use the composer field or track number field this is an alternative.

    Here, https://serato.com/forum/discussion/675257
    I've actually already tried this, but it didn't work. :-(

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    Itunes!
    Just a simple Google search would make it so clear that no one really knows why or how it happens but for sure there are many who have lost their entire iTunes library.

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