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Enabling iTunes Match adds a new default column to song lists in iTunes that displays several new icons:

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What do each of these icons (as well as no icon at all) mean?

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Apple's iTunes Match: Understanding the iCloud Status icons KB article explains.

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So, your icons in order are:

  1. Available for download
  2. Waiting
  3. Error
  4. Duplicate
  5. Ineligible

If you're having problems, take a look at the Troubleshooting iTunes Match article.

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And what does no icon at all mean? – raxacoricofallapatorius Nov 15 '11 at 1:29
Does "duplicate" mean that there is another copy on the machine that has been uploaded to the cloud? – raxacoricofallapatorius Nov 15 '11 at 1:31
I'm not sure what no icon means, but I believe that Duplicate does mean that there's already a copy in the cloud. – Nathan Greenstein Nov 15 '11 at 1:41
I think I see what no icon means: the song is on your machine "already" — i.e., it's in the cloud, but is present on the machine too. This can be a bit misleading though as the version "already" on the machine many not be the 256kbps version that's available in the cloud. – raxacoricofallapatorius Nov 15 '11 at 1:49
In fact, there seem to be three "versions" of no icon: (1) Matched = iTunes found a match, even though you didn't purchase it through iTunes; (2) Purchased = you purchased this track from iTunes (for both of which, as mentioned, the version in the cloud may be better than the one you have); and (3) Uploaded = with indicates songs that iTunes could not find a match in its database but which you have uploaded to iCloud. – raxacoricofallapatorius Nov 15 '11 at 3:40

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