iTunes 11.0.1 restores duplicate finder, improves performance with large libraries

Apple has released iTunes 11.0.1 for Windows and Mac. The update, also available as a separate 64-bit build for Windows users, addresses a number of issues including two affecting iCloud and AirPlay users.

It also restores the ability to display duplicate items in the user’s library, which disappeared in the original 11.0 release. Now users can once again go through their library rooting out duplicate items via the View > Show Duplicate Items menu.

The update also promises to improve iTunes’ responsiveness when searching larger libraries for content. Fixes -- described as "important stability and performance improvements" -- include one resolution that affected iCloud users with iTunes Match switched on which prevented new purchases from appearing in the iTunes library. Another fix should see the AirPlay button appear in all circumstances.

iTunes 11.0.1 follows swiftly on from the release of iTunes 11 at the end of last month. That release debuted a revamped user interface to improve navigation of the user’s library, allowing users to browse and select albums without leaving the main library view, for example. The Mini Player was also revamped with new features like Up Next and improved playlist creation tools.

Apple iTunes 11.0.1 for Windows and Mac, and Apple iTunes 11.0.1 64-bit for Windows 64-bit machines are both available as a freeware downloads now if you’ve not already been prompted to update.

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