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Spotify could not be started (error 17)

Bedroom Songwriter
‎2012-05-30 11:13 PM

For the past week, I've been un-installing and re-installing Spotify like crazy so I could access new music. This also leads to a problem saying that it "cannot initialize the storage of temporary files".

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Re: Spotify could not be started (error 17)

Music Lover
‎2012-06-26 10:27 AM

I've been reading some solutions in the forum, and we have different options to solve this problem... Hope they work with your issue "Code error 17"

 

1. In windows, you should try to execute the application with the compability tab checked (Right click in the Spotify Icon, properties, compatibility with Windows XP ).

 

2. (It worked with me), after any update or after unistall Spotify and to run a new Install it stay stacked, so just execute the Windows Registry (Type regedit in the text field that appears in the Start Menu in Windows 7/Vista), then just go to Edit, and Search... and then delete all the keys you can find with the word Spotify (be careful to don't delete any other that don't say exactly that) and then you also should try to delete the folder "Spotify" created under the user folder in this route C:\Users\CHANGETHISFORTHEUSERNAME\AppData\Roaming.

 

And it's done... 

 

Hope it work for you.

Re: Spotify could not be started (error 17)

Music Lover
‎2014-11-19 02:28 AM

There is a really simple fix to this problem. To fix it... follow these steps:

 

1. Uninstall spotify (*When uninstalling it, some registry files will not be deleted, therefore creating this problem)

2. Install Ccleaner (Computer cleaner software) to detect the broken or empty files in the registry

3. run the registry cleaner in the software after installing it (about 2-3 times just to be sure it cleans it completely)

4. Go to the Spotify website and download Spotify again.

 

Now, it should work like normal. By the way, after you get spotify to work, you could uninstall Ccleaner or leave it on your computer. (It is really helpful though!)

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Re: Spotify could not be started (error 17)

Bedroom Songwriter
‎2012-06-11 08:46 PM

Any solutions?

Re: Spotify could not be started (error 17)

Music Lover
‎2012-06-26 10:27 AM

I've been reading some solutions in the forum, and we have different options to solve this problem... Hope they work with your issue "Code error 17"

 

1. In windows, you should try to execute the application with the compability tab checked (Right click in the Spotify Icon, properties, compatibility with Windows XP ).

 

2. (It worked with me), after any update or after unistall Spotify and to run a new Install it stay stacked, so just execute the Windows Registry (Type regedit in the text field that appears in the Start Menu in Windows 7/Vista), then just go to Edit, and Search... and then delete all the keys you can find with the word Spotify (be careful to don't delete any other that don't say exactly that) and then you also should try to delete the folder "Spotify" created under the user folder in this route C:\Users\CHANGETHISFORTHEUSERNAME\AppData\Roaming.

 

And it's done... 

 

Hope it work for you.

Re: Spotify could not be started (error 17)

Bedroom Songwriter
‎2012-07-16 04:17 AM
It still doesn't work.

Re: Spotify could not be started (error 17)

Bedroom Songwriter
‎2012-07-16 04:18 AM

And I still can't install Spotify.

Re: Spotify could not be started (error 17)

Gig Goer
‎2012-09-10 01:38 PM

hi

 

i tried your solution. but is didn´t work. and i don´t have a sportify icon to click on.... i had sportify ones in another country but deinstalled it. and now cannot install it again.

Re: Spotify could not be started (error 17)

Music Fan
‎2012-09-12 07:18 PM

I have found a sollusion to the reinstall problem (at least for me)

 

Right-click on the installer file you have downloaded.

select properties

then unluck the firewall 

 

the installer was blocked y firewall because its was downloaded from other pc and firewall blockt this.

 

Re: Spotify could not be started (error 17)

Music Fan
‎2013-01-29 09:28 AM

It worked for me! :-) I've been trying to reinstall Spotify for ages, so thank you very much! 

Re: Spotify could not be started (error 17)

Music Fan
‎2013-02-26 11:00 PM

hi.

 

would you be so kind as to enlighten me..? what do you mean when you say 'execute the app. with the compability tab checked'?

 

i'm 34. in this setting, i feel like i'm 84 or thereabouts... i'm horrible at computers. if it doesn't work, i don't have the slightest idea how to fix it...

 

a simple recipe in layman's terms, please...?

 

regards, j.b. larsen - otherwise a perfectly intelligent man.

Re: Spotify could not be started (error 17)

Community Legend
‎2013-02-28 11:43 AM

soreide wrote:

hi.

 

would you be so kind as to enlighten me..? what do you mean when you say 'execute the app. with the compability tab checked'?

 

i'm 34. in this setting, i feel like i'm 84 or thereabouts... i'm horrible at computers. if it doesn't work, i don't have the slightest idea how to fix it...

 

a simple recipe in layman's terms, please...?

 

regards, j.b. larsen - otherwise a perfectly intelligent man.


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