Where does Spotify save the offline playlist files?

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Gig Goer
‎2012-06-27 07:35 PM

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Hoping for a reply from licensed or another informed member.

Re: Where does Spotify save the offline playlist files?

Community Legend
‎2012-06-27 08:12 PM
Didn't reply before as I wasn't really sure.

Spotify does try and restore links when the content already exists, but in your case it sounds like it doesn't.

It will however manage the space available - when a link is broken (i.e. the content is on your phone but not in a playlist) Spotify will remove it ... but not always immediately. It could take a while.

It's a potential pain because, while it will try to make sure it has enough space for itself, it doesn't care about the space other apps might need. The only 'fix' then is to wipe the app data and start downloading again.
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Re: Where does Spotify save the offline playlist files?

Music Fan
‎2012-07-20 05:18 PM

on android mobile phones they are located in a folder called "com.spotify.mobile.android.ui"

 

Just spent half a day figuring this out. You can't find the spotify data files using androids built in features. You need to download a file manager app such as astro file manage; or mount your phone to your pc as a disk drive. 

 

Then, bring up the folder structure of your phone -either on the phone screen itself, using the file manager app; or on your pc using explorer.

 

 

My phone is an android (htc one s) - on this device the spotify music files (which are encrypted) are data files. The route to these files is:

 

/mnt >sdcard>android>data>com.spotify.mobile.android.ui

 

within this folder are various and subfolders called things like cache, users,storage, etc. It's hard to work out which files contain the actual music as everything is encrypted, but it doesn't matter.

 

delete the folder called com.spotify.mobile.android.ui. by doing this you will delete all the data files and free up storage space.

 

then open up the spotify app on your phone and delete the playlists, albums whatever, themselves, as they are now 'dead ends'

Re: Where does Spotify save the offline playlist files?

Music Fan
‎2012-12-30 09:24 AM

you realy are an idiot , you asking how to bypass spotify, on a spotify community board, spotify is a great program, but what your trying to do is a good idea in theory, dont worry i've tryed, but dont ask those questions in spotifies own backyard.

Re: Where does Spotify save the offline playlist files?

Music Fan
‎2013-02-15 12:46 AM
If i decorrupt the files and use them as an regular mp4 file am i doing anything unlegal?
Yea this question is dumb but i actually pay money for.this service so?

Re: Where does Spotify save the offline playlist files?

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Community Legend
‎2013-02-15 12:49 PM

pcoka wrote:
If i decorrupt the files and use them as an regular mp4 file am i doing anything unlegal?
Yea this question is dumb but i actually pay money for.this service so?

Yes, you are breaking the law as you don't own those tracks so that is a copyright infringement. 

 

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Re: Where does Spotify save the offline playlist files?

Community Legend
‎2013-02-17 06:37 PM
Yup, you said it yourself really - you are paying for the service which allows you to listen to music through spotify so they can track your usage and compensate the correct parties ... you're not buying the music itself
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Re: Where does Spotify save the offline playlist files?

Music Lover
‎2014-04-04 03:33 PM

I can't understand why are you being such a D. He did a pertinent question. As an user, I want and have the right to know, where the musics are being stored! I want to manage the files, so I can store them in the External SD Card. The files can't be invisible, the device is mine I need to be aware where they are.

Re: Where does Spotify save the offline playlist files?

Community Legend
‎2014-04-04 08:17 PM

Spotify stores music in a folder called com.spotify.mobile.android.ui which will either be in \Phone\Android\data or on the external SD card. If you move it, spotify will no longer be able to use it.

 

Spotify automatically uses the external SD card for the cache on first time installation as long as there is more free space there then in internal storage. If the cache is currently on internal storage, and you have an external SD card with more free space and want to use that you just need to:

 

  1. Delete the cache from spotify options (at bottom of the sreen)
  2. Play or download some music
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Re: Where does Spotify save the offline playlist files?

Music Lover
‎2014-04-04 09:02 PM

Thank you so much! That is the answer I wanted.

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