Deleting songs, playlists, or other items

To delete an item from your library:

  1. Click the item to select it and then press the Delete key.

  2. Click Remove.

  3. Do one of the following:

    • To remove the item only from your iTunes library, click Keep File.

    • To delete the item from your computer, click Move to Recycle Bin. The item will be deleted the next time you empty the Recycle Bin.

Removing an item from a playlist doesn’t remove it from your iTunes library or your computer. Deleting a playlist or folder doesn’t remove the songs from your library or hard disk.

When you delete a folder, all the playlists and folders inside that folder are also deleted.

You might not be able to remove songs from a Smart Playlist that has “Live updating” turned on, because the playlist is continually updated.

Related Topics

Creating a Smart Playlist

Deleting songs, playlists, or other items