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Can't delete a playlist

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I'm using the free version of Spotify on my MacBook Pro, and for some reason, I can no longer delete playlists. I go into the playlist, click on the (...) button under the playlist title, and click "delete" from the drop down menu. Nothing happens. This is the case for every playlist I have tried to delete. In the past, I had no problem deleting playlists. This started a few weeks ago. Please help!

 

Thanks!

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Rock Star 23
Rock Star 23

Hey @1277175017, thanks for reaching out to the Community!

Let's see what's going on exactly.

Can you let me know what MacBook Pro model you have exactly? If you're not sure, use this guide from Apple. You can also go to  Menu > About This Mac.


Also, can you try a clean reinstall of the Spotify app following the steps provided in this Spotify Answer? Additionally, make sure that your software is up to date (latest is macOS 10.15.4).

 

Let me know how this goes!

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I have the same problem.  10.15.4 Mac Desktop Catalina. A playlist won't delete. 

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Rock Star 23
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Hey @arno44d,

 

Thanks for your report. Can you also follow the steps I provided in my last reply? 

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I deleted and reinstalled the Spotify app.

And I still cannot delete the playlists. Any playlists.

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Re: Can't delete a playlist

Rock Star 23
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Hey all,

 

Are you able to delete the playlists when you right-click on the list in the left side bar and choose Delete from there?

 

You could also try deleting it by opening it and clicking the Delete-key on the keyboard.

 

If that doesn't help, let me know if you get any message when they click delete or just nothing happens and if this is happening on the web player was well. (You can send screenshots too making sure you hide sensitive info when posting to the Community).

 

Keep me posted!

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None of these suggestions work. The playlist will not disappear.
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Rock Star 23
Rock Star 23

@arno44d,

 

Thanks for trying the steps I provided in my last reply. 

Do you get a message when they click delete or just nothing happens and if this is happening on the web player as well? (You can send screenshots too, making sure you hide sensitive info when posting to the Community).

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Visitor

I've followed all the steps too and still can't delete playlists. Is there any update with this bug?

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Regular
This happened to me on my iPod. There was a playlist I never added called Kiss 5 - K Camp. There was no way to delete it. When I logged into the webplayer on chrom on my mac I was able to delete it there. Wierd, especially how a playlist was added without my consent!
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