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How can I move the folder containing my local files to a new location, while maintaing my local tracks in my playlists?
My attempt so far:
1. Move the folder to a new location
2. Remove the old local files source in Preferences
3. Add the new local files source in Preferences
Spotify rescans and links to songs in the new location
All songs under "Local Files" appear duplicated, and when attempting to play any song, I recive an error message "Spotify can't play this right now. If you have the file on your computer you can import it." (even after Spotify is restarted). If I then move the folder back to its original location, all the songs play, even though the original location is no longer registered as a local files source.
Country: United States
Device: MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015)
Operating System: macOS High Sierra Version 10.13.5
Spotify Version: 126.96.36.1997.g0f8531bd
Solved! Go to Solution.
Hey @Shabissen, welcome to the Community.
Hope you are doing great!
First of all try to save the songs you have locally in the location you want, also turn off Local Files inside Settings.
Then follow the steps listed below to do a clean install of Spotify:
You can read more about Local files in this FAQ.
Let me know how it goes 🙂