Hello, I've been having this error recently and it is so annoying. I tried to reinstall Spotify from my computer because it was having a problem, however, when I try to reinstall it says: "The installer is unable to install Spotify because the files to be written are in use by another process."
I go to my AppData to see what is going on and the Spotify program is still there with all the files that come along, even though I uninstalled it from the control manager.
When I press on that Spotify app it says that the files are in use by another process. I checked to see if any of Spotify is running in the background and there are none.
When I try to delete it with a right-click it says that "The action can't be completed because the file is open in System" however there are no Spotify apps open in System!
It is a whole mess!!!!
I am very frustrated by this please help me.
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Thanks for reaching out to the Community about this.
We'd recommend restarting your computer in safe mode with networking enabled (usually accessible by pressing F8 during boot-up) and try deleting all files containing Spotify again from there before downloading and installing Spotify from the Windows Apps store.
Hope this helps. Let us know how you get on.