Having trouble with stream

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Re: Having trouble with stream

franzl020202
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Thank you that you give so much trouble but the problem is and will persist. I need Spotify only for music I do not have. Therefore I have the checkboxes in the settings for the local files all switched off: Downloads, Windows Media Player and Music Library.

 

But on the left side (My Music) there is the possibility to display all my local files. When I click on it all my files on the hard disk are displayed and I can listen to them. No matter what I choose with the settings, this always works. So it is obviously not completely turned off. Mysterious.

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@franzl020202

 

Spotify makes a file when local files are synced. Removing the ticks doesn't remove already synced content apparently. If you want to try deleting them completely, here's how to:

  1. Close Spotify.
  2. Navigate to "%appdata%\Spotify\Users\" in your file browser.
  3. There should be a folder "username-user" - enter the folder.
  4. Delete the file named "local-files.bnk"
  5. Start Spotify.

If the issue persists, could you try making another account and try listening to these problematic playlists?
Looking forward to your reply!

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Re: Having trouble with stream

franzl020202
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Hi, I found this file and deleted it. No effect.

Thinking now to make a new account. What do you mean with "listening to these problematic playlists". From the new account? Should I copy the playlists, the urls? Or search all the songs new and make new playlistes. I´m not shure how to do it right. I dont want to copy the troubles to the new account.

May be its better to delete this account and the program und run ccleaner and start completly new with everthing...

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@franzl020202

I meant that you should try making a new account and go to your real account with it and play those playlists. There's no point in starting brand new yet if we haven't tried that yet - maybe that doesn't work either!

Do you have another computer to try Spotify on (and more specifically, those playlists)?

A third thing that may work (I am really unsure) is deleting these problematic playlists and then going to Spotify account to recover these playlists.

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Re: Having trouble with stream

franzl020202
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Hurray!!! Believe it or not. It´s working!

I started with your last suggestion an did these steps:

1. delete the app "Lithium Community - Production" (seems to me mistery and I don´t want it)
2. delete those awfull playlists
3. delete storage as done before
4. delete *.bnk file again
5. restore playlists as mentioned

Anyway, I don´t realy trust the peace yet. Do you have any explanation for "this solution". Why did this happen? What was my mistake? Will problems come back again?

Final Question: How can I thank you and praise you? How can I give you Kudos?

 

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Re: Having trouble with stream

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@franzl020202

 

Oooh excellent! :)

I don't really know, actually, but this method you went through seems good to me. I don't really see why it should return - you removed the playlists, you removed the storage file that possibly contains traces of these playlists, you cleared the local file cache and then you restored the playlists from the Spotify server...

The app is for the Lithium-powered boards (such as this forum), and as far as I know it doesn't really do anything to Spotify playback, but maybe that was a necessary move as well, I don't know. :D An user actually asked what it is in here.

Kudos are a nickname to the "like-button" in here.
I'm glad I could help. If you have more questions, feel free to ask, I'll try to help! :)


Edit - marked your post as a solution, so other users that suffer from similar problems can take a look. :)

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