Delete songs, playlists, or other items

Delete an item from your library

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

  2. Click Delete Item.

  3. Do one of the following:

    • Remove the item only from your iTunes library: Click Keep File.

    • Delete the item from your computer: Click Move to Trash. The item is removed the next time you empty the Trash.

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.

If you can’t remove a song, make sure you didn’t select a song in a Smart Playlist with “Live updating” turned on.