How do I transfer playlists from an account to another?

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How do I transfer playlists from an account to another?

CarlosM1998
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When I deactivated my Facebook account, I logged back into my Spotify account and it reactivated my account. So I made a new account.. How do I transfer my playlists from my old account to my new one? I tried "sharing" but that only works with friends on Facebook..

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Peter__
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Hey! Welcome to the community 🙂 

 

The easiest way is to sign into your old account, drag and drop your playlists from inside the Spotify client on the Windows desktop, log out, sign in with your new account and drag the playlists back from the desktop into the client. 

 

Peter

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BobF
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A little extra info: I faced this problem when splitting our family account. 

The new account was able to follow the playlist but the new account holder didn't own it so they weren't able to edit it.

The solution I found is awkward but it may be the only way.

I had the new account follow the playlists from the original account. I then created a new playlist in the new account with the same name.

Then you <shift> select every track in the followed playlist, add them to the resident playlist and unfollow the other.

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aartek
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You can try the tool I've created. It is available on my blog: http://aknowakowski.blogspot.com/p/trikatuka.html (English instruction at the bottom of post)

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scott3739
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BobF wrote:

A little extra info: I faced this problem when splitting our family account. 

The new account was able to follow the playlist but the new account holder didn't own it so they weren't able to edit it.

The solution I found is awkward but it may be the only way.

I had the new account follow the playlists from the original account. I then created a new playlist in the new account with the same name.

Then you <shift> select every track in the followed playlist, add them to the resident playlist and unfollow the other.

 

 

 

thank you bobf absouletly the easisest way to do it.... select a song in the playlist you want to transfer from hit CTRL A it'll select all the songs in that playlist then drag em to the appropriate playlist..... now i just wish spotify would let us permanently close accounts and completely unlink them from facebook

 

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aartek
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You can try the tool I've created. It is available on my blog: http://aknowakowski.blogspot.com/p/trikatuka.html (English instruction at the bottom of post)

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v0-k_memz1j6
Newbie

You can also try MusConv.com . It's easier to use.

chanchansan
Newbie

this is an utterly brilliant solution. I'm planning to close my Facebook account for good, and wanted playlists from my old Spotify account (linked with FB) to be transferred to a new Spotify account I just created. I would have dreaded the thought of starting back from scratch. This tool is super easy to use and worked like a charm. Highly recommended. Thank you kind sir for taking the time to come up with this!

lukejohnhyde
Newbie

Amazing! worked first time, will donate soon!

NolidoBrazil
Newbie

@aartek wrote:

You can try the tool I've created. It is available on my blog: http://aknowakowski.blogspot.com/p/trikatuka.html (English instruction at the bottom of post)


Excellent application. Simple and fast! Congratulations to the creator.

Andrewfi
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Thanks for this. I just moved all my music to a new account in just a few seconds. Great work!

phjalmarsson
Music Fan

@Andrewfi wrote:
Thanks for this. I just moved all my music to a new account in just a few seconds. Great work!

I know the comment system here is f#&%ed up, but it would help if you could indicate which post you replied to. It would be extremely helpful to those here looking for a solution.

dustybin
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I am 'Andrewfi' 🙂
Yes, messed up system.

I used this tool: http://aknowakowski.blogspot.com.ee/p/trikatuka-spotify-migration-tool.html
Or rather its predecessor, now deprecated. From user AArtek: https://community.spotify.com/t5/Help-Desktop-Linux-Windows-Web/How-do-I-transfer-playlists-from-an-...

dustybin
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I am 'Andrewfi' 🙂
Yes, messed up system.

I used this tool: http://aknowakowski.blogspot.com.ee/p/trikatuka-spotify-migration-tool.html
Or rather its predecessor, now deprecated. From user AArtek: https://community.spotify.com/t5/Help-Desktop-Linux-Windows-Web/How-do-I-transfer-playlists-from-an-...

Sarah4
Newbie
Does this only work on windows or can you also drag to desktop on iMac? I can't get it to work.

Peter__
Community Legend
You should be able to drag and drop on Mac too, but maybe not to desktop. Try a folder?

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user-removed
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That doesn't work on a mac at all.  Also I tried sumbitting a question to spotify but the email linked is old and inactive.  I tried changing it but it won't update it with spotify.  

user-removed
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I deleted my fb account and could no longer be "me" in my spotif account, so I got a new account and don't know how to transfer playllists from that old account to the new one.

Joe
Community Legend

@user-removed I replied to your other post.

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BobF
Newbie

A little extra info: I faced this problem when splitting our family account. 

The new account was able to follow the playlist but the new account holder didn't own it so they weren't able to edit it.

The solution I found is awkward but it may be the only way.

I had the new account follow the playlists from the original account. I then created a new playlist in the new account with the same name.

Then you <shift> select every track in the followed playlist, add them to the resident playlist and unfollow the other.

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takenny23
Newbie

BINGO!!!!!  Reccomend this way!!!

 

nachario
Newbie

Thanks a lot! it really helped me!

Peter__
Community Legend

@BobF wrote:

A little extra info: I faced this problem when splitting our family account. 

The new account was able to follow the playlist but the new account holder didn't own it so they weren't able to edit it.

The solution I found is awkward but it may be the only way.

I had the new account follow the playlists from the original account. I then created a new playlist in the new account with the same name.

Then you <shift> select every track in the followed playlist, add them to the resident playlist and unfollow the other.


Alternatively, you could set the playlist on the original account to "Collaborative" in the right click menu, then anyone with access to the playlist can edit it 😉 

 

Peter

Peter
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songsfrom1562
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Peter,

 

If I then delete my old account, does that list no longer show up?  Or does my new account become the owner?

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Peter__
Community Legend

Hey! Welcome to the community 🙂 

 

The easiest way is to sign into your old account, drag and drop your playlists from inside the Spotify client on the Windows desktop, log out, sign in with your new account and drag the playlists back from the desktop into the client. 

 

Peter

Peter
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gabbernapper
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@Peter wrote:

Hey! Welcome to the community 🙂 

 

The easiest way is to sign into your old account, drag and drop your playlists from inside the Spotify client on the Windows desktop, log out, sign in with your new account and drag the playlists back from the desktop into the client. 

 

Peter

What do you mean, drag an drop into the client?

Sorry I'm not that tech savvy.

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