iTunes 4: Join CD Tracks Command Is Dimmed

The Join CD Tracks command in iTunes is dimmed if you select files in the library, noncontiguous tracks on an audio CD, or when the audio CD is sorted by something other than track number (like Album or Artist).
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The Join CD Tracks command in the Advanced menu is dimmed.


  1. Make sure you have selected tracks on an audio CD and not files that are already in your library.
  2. Make sure the songs you selected on the Audio CD are contiguous. See Figure 1.
  3. Make sure the audio CD is sorted by track number in ascending order. To do this, click the column header for the leftmost column in iTunes until it is blue and contains a triangle that points up. See Figure 1.

Figure 1 Contiguous tracks selected on a CD with tracks sorted in ascending order
Published Date: Oct 7, 2016