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Can't drag music from library into playlists anymore

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Can't drag music from library into playlists anymore

I used to be able to drag music that I have on my computer into spotify. I am unable to do so now. When I am holding the file above the playlist, the green "+" still appears next to the song like it's ready to drop into spotify, but when I release the mousepad, the music doesn't show up on that playlist or in spotify at all.  I am using a macbook pro retina. I used to be able to do this until very recently. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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This feature is not in the new version.
Spotify plans to bring some features back, but it is currently not known if the feature you mentioned will be coming back.

You can still add local files to Spotify. Go into the settings and under "Local Files" you can import the source folder that contains the local files.

After you do that, the local files will appear in the "Local Files" section.

Find the song and then drag it over to a playlist.

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Hi. I've got the same problem since today, with the new spotify version. Can't add any song from the "drag" or from the settings (add library), i can't even play a song from the windows explorer>double click on a song it should open Spotify but nothing happens (except the spotify icon in the task bar flash orange). It is NOT a problem of file format (mp3...) nor program association with audio file.

 

This should be a bug. 

 

IMO this new Spotify version lacks a lot of settings and abilities, i can't even search (ctrl+f) in my local files inside spotify (20785 songs...)...

 

I'm on windows 7.

And i'm french tell me if i say something not understandable.

One solution seems to be to find the song in your "local files" section and adding it to your desired playlist from there.

The songs i wanna add are new and i can't find them in my local files inside spotify...

Try going into your preferences and turning off and on your imports from iTunes to your local files in spotify and see if it picks those files up.

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This feature is not in the new version.
Spotify plans to bring some features back, but it is currently not known if the feature you mentioned will be coming back.

You can still add local files to Spotify. Go into the settings and under "Local Files" you can import the source folder that contains the local files.

After you do that, the local files will appear in the "Local Files" section.

Find the song and then drag it over to a playlist.

MattSudaSpotify Star
Help others find this answer and click "Accept as Solution".
If you appreciate my answer, maybe give me a Like.
Note: I'm not a Spotify employee.

Considering going over to Tidal, tired of all spotify failures

 

 

This is important to me as well, please bring this feature back.

Spotify is getting slower, more buggy and less functionable for each and every update. It makes me sad.

Embarrassing to see a feature like drag and drop still not working in your desktop client. 

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