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I lost the playcount in iTunes for Windows for some of my tracks.
Tonight I wanted to fix that without editing the Library.xml file – that’s too extreme. I envy Mac owners as they have wonderful Applescript collections to manage iTunes.
Installation instructions for Adjust Play Count in iTunes for Windows:
AdjustPlayCount.zip may be dangerous so Chrome has blocked it, you can use Firefox to download it or
KEEP DANGEROUS FILE
How to Adjust Play Count in iTunes for Windows:
The script will update your iTunes for Windows play count for all the selected songs – even for the current playing song if you’ve highlighted it.
It worked for me on Windows XP and Vista Home using iTunes 10.0.1.22. In the comments you’ll see it works with Windows 7, 8 and 10 with iTunes 12+.
I provide no warranties for this script. Test it on one backed up song first. If it kills your tunes, drinks your liquor or runs off with your daughters, it’s not my fault. You’ll see in the comments it has worked with thousands of files for others.
You can open the wsf file in a text editor to read the script if you want to see what it does.
iTunes Match vs. Play Counts: Every few years it seems that iTunes Match screws with Play Counts for some users 2011, 2014, 2016 and 2017. It looks like iTunes 12.7.114 is doing it for one user below. Actually it is iTunes Match that stops play count sync. It seems to be random and not all users are affected. If you use iTunes Match it may affect you. Suggested temporary fixes are to deregister the PC, reboot, fix the play counts and then register the PC. That doesn’t mean the problem won’t return.
Suggestions, bug reports, questions and/or thanks in the comments. Maybe I could make it increase the play count by set number? Tell me what you think.
Update 14 April 2013: I’m thinking of a checkbox that will also reset the last played date to todays date. Again, let me know what you think.
Update 24 March 2017: If you can’t download the file using Google Chrome browser because of its security settings, you can use Firefox to get the file or do the following
KEEP DANGEROUS FILE
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