Android Device Id - Spotify Offline Songs on SD Card but not showing in App

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Android Device Id - Spotify Offline Songs on SD Card but not showing in App

benchharp
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Hi,

 

I am having a problem where my offline tracks disappear. I have recently moved to a country where internet is limited and therefore this is a real problem for me.

 

 

I'm 90% sure that the issue is due to using Android File Transfer to mount the sd card in order to copy pictures from the device.

 

Whilst it is mounted it seems to uncheck the selection of where to save 'Storage'

 

I assume that when you then select SD Card a new Device ID is created and it's almost like a new offline account.

 

A new device appears in the Offline Devices of the Account page.

 

The issue is that the files are still on my SD Card and therefore there must be a way to relink them to the app. I'm assuming they don't link because the device id has changed.

 

How can this be fixed so that i don't have to re-download all the tracks every time i mount the sd card? OR is my theory completely wrong?

 

Many thanks in advance. 

 

 

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Re: Android Device Id - Spotify Offline Songs on SD Card but not showing in App

Daniel
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Hi there, that's a good theory and you could well be right.

 

However, I would first suggest a clean install; the guide below details the steps to take to ensure a full 'clean installation' is achieved - This includes checking redundant folders, removing offline devices and a REBOOT!

[COMPLETE GUIDE] How to fix most Android issues


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Re: Android Device Id - Spotify Offline Songs on SD Card but not showing in App

benchharp
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Thanks. Yeah i've tried that a couple of times. The complete guide is posted to almost every thread.

 

Any thoughts on linking already downloaded tracks back to the app? That's the real question here. This will save me having to download everything again.

 

Thanks

Re: Android Device Id - Spotify Offline Songs on SD Card but not showing in App

Daniel
Community Legend
Unfortunately that's not possible. What happens is the cache downloads and is encrypted, only the Spotify app has the decryption key... and that should be defined upon installation. Hence if you uninstall/reinstall or swap SD cards - a new encryption key is generated causing the original cache to no longer become readable.

I mount my M9 as storage every day when connecting it to my car; and Spotify plays fine and the cache remains. My thoughts would be that there may be a corrupt sector on your SD card causing issues. Can you try running it through 'chkdsk /f /x' on a computer and then a full format

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Re: Android Device Id - Spotify Offline Songs on SD Card but not showing in App

benchharp
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Hey, so the files got wiped today again. It happened when i swapped sims. 

 

To give some context, i've moved countries and can't make phone calls on my current sim so am trying another provider, hence why i've been changing sims frequently as well as using my UK sim from time to time, i'm hoping i won't have to keep doing that though and will stick with one sim card.

 

Does that give you any insight into what might be happening?

 

I'll try this now:

'Can you try running it through 'chkdsk /f /x' on a computer and then a full format'

Running on Mac so did the following:

'Last login: Tue Sep 27 17:20:34 on console

Bens-MacBook-Pro:~ $ diskutil verifyvolume /Volumes/Untitled

Started file system verification on disk2s1

Verifying file system

Checking volume

Checking main boot region

Checking system files

Checking upper case translation table

Checking file system hierarchy

Checking active bitmap

Rechecking main boot region

Rechecking alternate boot region

The volume  appears to be OK

File system check exit code is 0

Finished file system verification on disk2s1

Bens-MacBook-Pro:~ $

AND

Bens-MacBook-Pro:~ $ diskutil repairvolume /Volumes/Untitled

Started file system repair on disk2s1

Repairing file system

Checking volume

Checking main boot region

Checking system files

Checking upper case translation table

Checking file system hierarchy

Checking active bitmap

Rechecking main boot region

Rechecking alternate boot region

The volume  appears to be OK

File system check exit code is 0

Updating boot support partitions for the volume as required

Finished file system repair on disk2s1

Bens-MacBook-Pro:~ bensharpe$

 

Reformatted now as well, although it seems no problems were found.

 

Thanks

 

Re: Android Device Id - Spotify Offline Songs on SD Card but not showing in App

Daniel
Community Legend

What device are you using with? Just to check; you do have a premium account???

 

Please read the guide linked below for details on the most common issues and how to fix them. Usually a clean install is the first step to take and resolves most of the usual issues; the guide details the steps to take to ensure a full 'clean installation' is achieved - This includes checking redundant folders, removing offline devices and a REBOOT!

[COMPLETE GUIDE] How to fix most Android issues


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Re: Android Device Id - Spotify Offline Songs on SD Card but not showing in App

benchharp
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Yeah premium subscription.

I am using an LG G3 running Marshmallow, i did the clean wipe and reinstall yesterday and also change the SD settings from 'Adoptive Storage' to Internal.

Hopefully this will have fixed the problem...hopefully.

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