Find items and duplicates in Music on Mac
You can quickly locate items in your library or a playlist.
Find an item in your library or a playlist
In the Music app on your Mac, click in the search field in the top-left corner and enter search criteria for the item you want to find.
As you type, Music displays a list of items that match the criteria you entered. To choose where you want to search, click Apple Music, Your Library, or iTunes Store on the right side of the window.
Note: If you don’t see iTunes Store there, choose Music > Preferences, click General, make sure iTunes Store is selected, then click OK.
To see your search results in the Music window, press Return.
To see all your items again, delete the text from the search field (or press the Esc key).
Tip: To delete text quickly, click the Delete button in the search field.
You can’t search radio listings.
You can find every instance of a song by the same artist anywhere in your music library. For example, the same song could appear on the artist’s album and on a movie soundtrack.
You can also search for exact duplicates, in which the song, artist, album, and version are all the same (if, for example, you inadvertently imported the song twice).
In the Music app on your Mac, click Songs in the sidebar on the left.
Select an item, then do one of the following:
Find every instance of a song by the same artist from any album in your library: Choose File > Library > Show Duplicate Items.
Find exact duplicates: Hold down the Option key, then choose File > Library > Show Exact Duplicate Items.
After you find duplicate items, you can delete them if you want to declutter your library.
To see all items again, click Done in the bottom-right corner or choose File > Library > Show All Items.