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ThomWim
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Registered: ‎30-05-2012
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Spotify could not be started (error 17)

For the past week, I've been un-installing and re-installing Spotify like crazy so I could access new music. This also leads to a problem saying that it "cannot initialize the storage of temporary files".

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ThomWim
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Registered: ‎30-05-2012

Re: Spotify could not be started (error 17)

Any solutions?

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trexer1990
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Registered: ‎26-06-2012

Re: Spotify could not be started (error 17)

I've been reading some solutions in the forum, and we have different options to solve this problem... Hope they work with your issue "Code error 17"

 

1. In windows, you should try to execute the application with the compability tab checked (Right click in the Spotify Icon, properties, compatibility with Windows XP ).

 

2. (It worked with me), after any update or after unistall Spotify and to run a new Install it stay stacked, so just execute the Windows Registry (Type regedit in the text field that appears in the Start Menu in Windows 7/Vista), then just go to Edit, and Search... and then delete all the keys you can find with the word Spotify (be careful to don't delete any other that don't say exactly that) and then you also should try to delete the folder "Spotify" created under the user folder in this route C:\Users\CHANGETHISFORTHEUSERNAME\AppData\Roaming.

 

And it's done... 

 

Hope it work for you.

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ThomWim
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Re: Spotify could not be started (error 17)

It still doesn't work.
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ThomWim
Posts: 14
Registered: ‎30-05-2012

Re: Spotify could not be started (error 17)

And I still can't install Spotify.

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kuesschen
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎10-09-2012

Re: Spotify could not be started (error 17)

hi

 

i tried your solution. but is didn´t work. and i don´t have a sportify icon to click on.... i had sportify ones in another country but deinstalled it. and now cannot install it again.

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Alfawolf
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎12-09-2012

Re: Spotify could not be started (error 17)

I have found a sollusion to the reinstall problem (at least for me)

 

Right-click on the installer file you have downloaded.

select properties

then unluck the firewall 

 

the installer was blocked y firewall because its was downloaded from other pc and firewall blockt this.

 

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WhoaMB
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎29-01-2013

Re: Spotify could not be started (error 17)

It worked for me! :-) I've been trying to reinstall Spotify for ages, so thank you very much! 

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soreide
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎09-07-2012

Re: Spotify could not be started (error 17)

hi.

 

would you be so kind as to enlighten me..? what do you mean when you say 'execute the app. with the compability tab checked'?

 

i'm 34. in this setting, i feel like i'm 84 or thereabouts... i'm horrible at computers. if it doesn't work, i don't have the slightest idea how to fix it...

 

a simple recipe in layman's terms, please...?

 

regards, j.b. larsen - otherwise a perfectly intelligent man.

Peter
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Re: Spotify could not be started (error 17)


soreide wrote:

hi.

 

would you be so kind as to enlighten me..? what do you mean when you say 'execute the app. with the compability tab checked'?

 

i'm 34. in this setting, i feel like i'm 84 or thereabouts... i'm horrible at computers. if it doesn't work, i don't have the slightest idea how to fix it...

 

a simple recipe in layman's terms, please...?

 

regards, j.b. larsen - otherwise a perfectly intelligent man.


If you are having issues installing Spotify, try downloading and using the full installer package from this link.

 

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