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I converted many media files in iTunes to be suited to iPod. Now I have all the selected files along with the converted files (unselected).

I now want to invert selection so I can easily delete all the old files. How do I do this?

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If they have different media types:

  1. Order by Media Type
  2. Select all files with the original media type
  3. Delete them

If they have the same media type:

  1. Create a playlist with the selected files
  2. Create another playlist with both type of files
  3. Create a smart playlist with two conditions:
    • playlist is "playlist from step 2"
    • playlist is not "playlist from step 1"
  4. Delete content of smart playlist
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What's media type? There is no such column in iTunes. –  Shimmy Sep 25 '11 at 9:19
    
Try "Kind" and "Bit Rate" (or use the second solution) –  patrix Sep 25 '11 at 11:23
    
thanks, you're the man. Another question, is there a 'hidden' feature to show disk location of file as well without opening the file info (^I)? –  Shimmy Sep 25 '11 at 11:35
    
Right click on a song/video, "Show in Finder" (or however it's called in the english version) –  patrix Sep 25 '11 at 12:25
    
I know about this (It's Show in Explorer BTW), but I was looking to add a column that shows the file path. I guess this feature doesn't exist, nevermind. –  Shimmy Sep 25 '11 at 12:31
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