I have a samsung galaxy S2 and recently started using spotify. I set up the offline sync to the directory /mnt/sdcard/external_sd/media/spotify. After syncing up a few playlists, I can indeed listen to them offline using Spotify.
However, I would like to find these song files if possible or at least have the media scanner on Android find them so I can use a different player to listen to these songs from the offline playlists. Inside the SD drive, I can find the spotify folder with directories /android/data/com.spotify.mobile.android.ui/ and then /cache and /files. However exploring further, I cannot find any audio files.
Where are they hiding them? Thanks for your help on this difficult question.
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Downloaded playlists/ albums are stored on your device in the form of cache files.
You can follow the instructions in this Support Article in order to change the default downloads location on your device.
NOTE: On Android devices, try formatting your SD card as Portable storage if you want to save data manually to it. If it is formatted as Internal storage, the OS will see it as the same pool of memory as your phone's internal storage and you won't have control over where Spotify saves downloads.
Please be aware that you need to go Online every 30 days in order to keep your downloaded files.
Hope you find this info helpful. Don't hesitate to reach out if you have questions.