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Spotify slow to start up? Solved! (Windows 7)

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Spotify slow to start up? Solved! (Windows 7)

Casual Listener

Like many of you I've noticed Spotify can take a very long time to start up as of late.  On a hunch I took a look at where it was trying to pull local sources from.  Sure enough my downloads folder was one of the options.

 

Here's the thing.  Windows 7 has a bug when refreshing the Downloads folder contents, depending on how you access it.  For example, if I open My Documents and click on Downloads it takes a very long time.  Sometimes a minute or more.  However, if I access the exact same folder, but go through several folder clicks (C:, Users, Me, Downloads) it is instantaneous.  Like it should be.  So I unselected it in Preferences and fired Spotify back up.  It opened in 2 seconds.  Score.

 

TL:DR

 

Edit, Preferences, Local Files, Uncheck "Downloads"

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Re: Spotify slow to start up? Solved! (Windows 7)

Music Fan

I love you man, that worked wonders for a problem I really struggled with for some time. Performance really went up instantly. 

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Re: Spotify slow to start up? Solved! (Windows 7)

Newbie

This solution worked like a charm! Thanks man. 

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Re: Spotify slow to start up? Solved! (Windows 7)

Casual Listener

On MacBook Pro I Had the same problem. I tried your solution, ans miracle !! It's faster !! 

Thanks to you man !!

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Re: Spotify slow to start up? Solved! (Windows 7)

Casual Listener
Had the same prob.
Followed your steps and BINGO!!!!
Many thanks
Paul
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Re: Spotify slow to start up? Solved! (Windows 7)

Casual Listener

THANK YOU!!!

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Re: Spotify slow to start up? Solved! (Windows 7)

Newbie

Amazing! That totally worked!

 

I had stopped using Spotify on my computer because it would take up to 3 minutes for it to start sometimes! Now I can use it again! 😄

 

Thank you!

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Re: Spotify slow to start up? Solved! (Windows 7)

Newbie

Good Job! Works a treat!! Many thanks.

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Re: Spotify slow to start up? Solved! (Windows 7)

Newbie

I didnt see this post but i stumbled on this setting when i was trying to fix it and its a miracle it fires up in 2 seconds once you change the storage folder

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Re: Spotify slow to start up? Solved! (Windows 7)

Newbie

Just to be clear, it´s the "Edit, Preferences, Local Files, Uncheck "Downloads"" in Spotify, right? Cause for some reason I can´t open any of those. They´re just not clickable.

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