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I have lots of music in iTunes, but there's tons of crap I never listen to just taking up space. Is there a way I can easily delete all songs not in a playlist?

All the music I have put into playlists I would like to keep, but everything else I want to get rid of.

Is there any way to do this at all? I would be happier to write some sort of script to do it than manually filter through over 1.2k songs.

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You could add each playlist manually to a smart playlist like this:

Then delete the tracks on the smart playlist.

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