Linux Cache Location not being respected

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Linux Cache Location not being respected

Music Fan

Hi,

I'm running Spotify 1.0.19.106.gb8a7150f on a Lubuntu machine 14.04

In settings, I have

Cache > Location: /media/storage/spotify_cache

I've checked in $HOME/.config/spotify/prefs and the correct location is set there:
storage.location="/media/storage/spotify_cache"

However these setting aren't being respected by spotify, instead it seems to be using $HOME/.cache/spotify instead?

Anyone else seeing this? Is there are fix?

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Hey @Leon,

 

 

Here is a simple workaround, but you will need to delete the existing cache folder.

rm -rf $HOME/.cache/spotify
ln -s /media/storage/spotify_cache $HOME/.cache/spotify

Now $HOME/.cache/spotify will contain what /media/storage/spotify_cache have and vice-versa.

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Hey @Leon,

 

 

Here is a simple workaround, but you will need to delete the existing cache folder.

rm -rf $HOME/.cache/spotify
ln -s /media/storage/spotify_cache $HOME/.cache/spotify

Now $HOME/.cache/spotify will contain what /media/storage/spotify_cache have and vice-versa.

If this solved your issue - Mark it as a solution!
Twitter | Website |
What's a Spotify Rock Star, and how do I become one?



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Music Fan
Many thanks - that seems to work well 🙂
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Casual Listener
This is option is better/more reliable than using the included option on settings ("offline songs storage"), that was not really working for downloaded songs

No need to wast nvme space for spotify!
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Don't see why this was marked solved. Using a symbolic link to work around the bug doesn't change the fact the bug still exists. It is now four years and this bug  still persists.

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