deleting songs from library

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deleting songs from library

MaryAlex
Newbie

There are all these RANDOM songs in my library that I can't get rid of!

Help.

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jvanderb
Roadie

Items should only show up in your library if they are on your computer, or in a playlist.  Chances are they are songs located in your downloads, music folder, or in iTunes.  Try this: Open Spotify, click the Spotify menu at the top of the screen, then select Preferences.  In the preferences screen, look in the section labeled 'Local Files.'  Uncheck one item at a time, then recheck your library for the random songs you are referring to.  If they go away, you will have found the source of the songs in your library that you don't want.

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Peter__
Community Legend

@tomwaitsfan1 wrote:

Somehow I've managed to Sync my iTunes library into my Spotty Library and Local Files. I don't want them there. Anyone know how to remove them/un-sync?

Cheers.


Hey! Welcome to the community 🙂 

 

Head to Edit/Spotify > Preferences and untick all of the Local File source boxes. 

Then go to the "Local Files" tab on the left, select a track, then highlight all (via Ctrl/Cmd+a or Edit > Select All), right click and select "Unlink Track". 

 

No more local files 😉 

 

Peter

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Lionheartwaves
Newbie
How to delete accidental downloads? Or do I give up and leave them there, focusing on playlists?

alisonvaltin
Newbie

There is no Spotify menu at the top of the screen on my macbook air.  There is also no "title" over the song titles or "artist" label over the artists, which is another way I've seen suggested to re-order or delete songs.  

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Watersgraphics1
Newbie

It won't let me change the settings?

higaby
Newbie

Hello Good Day:

 

I tried your solution Mr. But it did not remedy the situation. The songs are still in my library ;(

 

Thank you,

 

Ms. Frustrated

tracychester10
Newbie

I have alot of unwanted songs that are old  in my Library on Spotify that I also starred and I want to delete them and put new songs, how do I do this?

Rollo_
Roadie

@tracychester10 wrote:

I have alot of unwanted songs that are old  in my Library on Spotify that I also starred and I want to delete them and put new songs, how do I do this?


Did you happen to read jwylot@Joe's post, 3 posts above your own?

Valentinas_Dad
Casual Listener

I am unable to get rid of songs in my library.  I went under Local Files in Preferences and uncheked everything.

Bchicago
Newbie

I had an album that didn't exist on my hard drive and could NOT be deleted from my Spotify!

 

I just used your advice^^^ and it worked perfectly. Thank you!

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