Can't stop Spotify from auto downloading OneDrive

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Can't stop Spotify from auto downloading OneDrive

RaverKitty
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Free

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Portugal

Device

PC

Operating System

Windows 10

 

My Question or Issue

I can't stop Spotify from auto downloading my entire OneDrive. Not just the songs. And letting it do so, will overfill my SSD of just 120 GB, I literally can't use the app until this is resolved. Blocking the app from auto-downloading within windows has no effect.

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Re: Can't stop Spotify from auto downloading OneDrive

omarclip
Newbie

I solved it in options:

Activate show local files

deactivating all the folders that appear below included onedrive

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Re: Can't stop Spotify from auto downloading OneDrive

hylo
Newbie

I have the same issue but for me it´s only for songfiles. Blocking the download does work for me as long I don´t exit and restart the spotify app.

 

My temporary workaround is to disable sync of my music folder at onedrive

Re: Can't stop Spotify from auto downloading OneDrive

JohnPC1
Casual Listener

Same problem every f..ing time I start Spotify. I am really getting annoyed with companies who do things like this without first asking if you want to do it and then you can't f...ing turn it off. Spotify does not manage my PC storage nor does it pay for my bandwidth which it indiscriminately uses. Get your act together, please!

Re: Can't stop Spotify from auto downloading OneDrive

Moderator
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Hey @RaverKitty,

 

Thanks for reaching out to us about this!

 

Just to confirm, do you have the option to toggle off the OneDrive folder under Settings > Local Files?

 

If not, then is the workaround which @hylo suggested a viable option?

 

Keep us posted :)

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Re: Can't stop Spotify from auto downloading OneDrive

towo
Newbie

the problem persist, spotify is downloading all the onedrive music on my tablet automatically without permission (and space). and there is no otion in settings to stop it. 

Solution!

Re: Can't stop Spotify from auto downloading OneDrive

omarclip
Newbie

I solved it in options:

Activate show local files

deactivating all the folders that appear below included onedrive

2019-06-29.png

Re: Can't stop Spotify from auto downloading OneDrive

JohnPC1
Casual Listener
Hi,
I installed the desktop app again and as soon as I logged in it started downloading from OneDrive. I cancelled the downloading, opened settings in Spotify and your suggestion did sort of work. I activated local files and then just turned off Downloads and Music Library.
So far it is behaving itself and not downloading, so thanks for this tip.
To Spotify, this problem has existed a long time and there are many other users suffering from this, please just get it fixed.

Re: Can't stop Spotify from auto downloading OneDrive

ohnoitsmike
Visitor

I think that did the trick for me. I haven't seen it try to get anything else. 

 

This appears to be a bug because I had local files disabled by default. 

Re: Can't stop Spotify from auto downloading OneDrive

mrodrigocastro
Visitor

Problem solved, thanks! It was really annoying.

Re: Can't stop Spotify from auto downloading OneDrive

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Hey folks,

 

Glad to hear that you were able to find a solution to this issue!

 

We appreciate your feedback and we've made sure to pass it on to the right team.

 

Thanks! Stay awesome :)

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