Playlists selected for updating no longer exist

When cleaning up my disk I deleted a couple of files from my music collection which i Tunes was managing.

So, my question is how do I find them, and is i Tunes hiding them from me in some "smart" way? I've just deleted some tracks in an album, then selected all the songs in the album and dragged them to a temp playlist.

As soon as I started dragging, the deleted items showed exclamation marks and after dropping to the temp playlist, only the valid tracks appear in the playlist.

The script from Doug's Apple Scripts for i Tunes is now part of a commercial application, but a version from 2011 can still be downloaded for free here.

Here is a simpler script that should do more or less the same thing: This one removes every second file that is not present on every run.

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