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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leadethloff
Newbie

Hi,

I got the playlists on to the desktop, but i am having trubble dragging them back in to the new playlist.

gabbernapper
Casual Listener

@leadethloff wrote:

Hi,

I got the playlists on to the desktop, but i am having trubble dragging them back in to the new playlist.


That's my issue as well.

Raph0107
Newbie

Hi, you said that the easiest solution is to sign into the old account, but my problem is that i can't sign into the old account because he was link with my old facebook account.

So i can't sign into my old Spotify's account because my Facebook's account is delete. Now i create a new account, but i would transfer my old playlist, have you a solution for me please ?

Swanny
Community Legend

Hey @Raph0107, easiest solution to get that sorted for you would be to contact Spotify Support. They will either be able to assist with removing the link to your Facebook account, or they should be able to port over your playlists and saved songs over to your new account.

 

Any other issues, please let us know!

turbo73
Newbie

Additional info to Peter's receipt: when you've dragged a playlist from the desktop to the client, click the three dots besides the "follow"-button, Then choose "Create similar playlist" in order to copy the content.

Doloxene
Casual Listener
When i drag a list to my dsktop, it creates an inteenet shortcut. When I drag the file into spotify, it creates a followed list. Not a standalone list. I want to move the standalone lists fron one avcount into the other account. Not follow. Is there a solution?

Swanny
Community Legend

Hey @Doloxene, those may have been old instructions for an older version of the Spotify desktop client. If you're copying the tracks from one playlist to another playlist, you can copy and paste the tracks into a program like Notepad, then copy them from Notepad back into a new playlist on the new playlist. That should work fine.

 

Let me know if you have any further issues 🙂 

phjalmarsson
Music Fan

No, that does not work. It creates a link ("follow") to the original play list, it does NOT crate a new playlist in the new account. "Community mentor and troubleshooter" my ass...
[Edit: that was in reference to message #2. The "Quick Reply" button is not a reply button at all it seems. Oh well, live and learn...]

Ouwehand_54
Newbie

I am new here and do not know how you can drag playlists to your desktop. Can you please outline this a bit more.

 

Many thanks

 

Ferdinand


@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


 

bumgarnerlarry
Casual Listener

I cannot sign into my old account.  That is why I created a new one.

phjalmarsson
Music Fan

@bumgarnerlarry wrote:

I cannot sign into my old account.  That is why I created a new one.


You need to access your old account to access the playlists in there, that should be evident. Try to reset the password if you don't rememeber it. If you can't remember the username or the email address of the account, you're pretty much **bleep**ed.

user-removed
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Hey. Is there a way to select all playlists at once or an export function?

I've got more than 200 playlists and it feels a little cumbersome to drag & drop each list on its own.

 

// edit: btw I'm on OS X

 

thx in advance

- lumannnn

Peter__
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Unfortunately not. 😞

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user-removed
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Is there a possibility, where I can ask an administrator or developer to transfer my playlists to the new account? Or is there a permissive service in the API I could use to implement a little application which solves that task for me?

 

Drag & Drop seems to be a little buggy though... I've managed to do so for a couple of playlists, but it stopped working for me. I'm no longer able to "Drop" it in a folder.

timsayshey
Casual Listener

You could simply use the "Spotify Playlist Copier" Chrome extension:
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/spotify-playlist-copier/jobhaknigeijeebakpionffdcghppnfa

user-removed
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ok, great. thx 🙂

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