When I double click on spotify it does not open. I check the task manager and it shows up there, but nothing else happens.
Things I've tried:
And I'm still having the same problem I am running Windows 7 with Service Pack 1.
Edit: May it would help if I were more specific. When I double click on Spoitfy, I see it in the processes section of task manager, but it doesn't show up in my applications section. I don't know if that changes things.
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I HAD the same problem, running Win 7 SP1. When I tried to open Spotify I could see a glympse of the login windows - until it disappeared and the whole program shut down. While struggling with this problem I suddenly remembered that I changed the cache folder for offline playlists. I made an obvious move and deleted the NEW folder and now Spotify runs as smooth as ever.
I'm not saying that this will work for everyone but maybe it's worth trying. By default the cache folder can be found at (WIN 7!) C:\Users\Your_username\AppData\Local\Spotify\storage ...IF I remember correctly.
Dam n... That's frustrating.
I really put much effort trying to keep using Spotify as my player. But it keeps disappointing.
I tried your way and it didn't work at first.
So I deleted the whole "\AppData\Local\Spotify" folder and then it worked.
Hope it helps someone else... Better luck for us in the future.
Nice, I've found a sort of solution (for Windows 7).
I think sometimes Spotify update goes wrong and then stops to open.
In 'AppData/Local/Spotify', go to '/Update' and run the installer.
It's like give it a push so it can runs again.
Works for me and don't have to delete all the cache content.