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Richman1987
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Hello, i have a question. How can i delete the local files from spotify. i already deactivated all locations on the properties and i changed all folder names. spotify still shows all songs but doesn´t play any of it. but how can i kick them out of my sight? 

 

And also there are a few songs who play but who doesn´t seem to be local files, because spotify don´t show me a folder where the song is. 

 

anyone know a solution except deinstall?

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Re: How can i delete local files from spotify

Dreadlord
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Hey @Richman1987,

 

Welcome to Spotify Community!

You will have to delete your local-files cache. Just follow the guide below.

 

  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

Let me know if you encounter any problems : - )

 

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Re: How can i delete local files from spotify

kaospoty
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in macOS this works in a similar manner:

  1. Close Spotify
  2. Navigate to "/Users/your_username/Spotify/Users/" in your file browser (where your_username must be changed to your actual user name)
  3. There should be a folder "your_spotify_username-user", enter the folder (where your_spotify_username must be changed to your actual Spotify user name)
  4. Delete the file named local-files.bnk
  5. Start Spotify
Matteo Nicoletti
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Re: How can i delete local files from spotify

petervangalen
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On my Mac (with Sierra and Spotify 1.0.58...), the following worked:

1. Close Spotify

2. Navigate to "/Users/username/Library/Application Support/Spotify/Users/seemingly-random-numbers-and-letters-user/" ***

3. Delete the file named local-files.bnk

4. Start Spotify

 

*** If you can't find this folder, here are two ways to get to it:

A. Open Finder. Click "Go" in the menu bar and hold down the "option" key. "Library" will appear. Click it, navigate to "Application Support/Spotify/Users/" etc.

B. Open Finder. Click "Go" in the menu bar and "Go to Folder...". Enter "/Users/username/Library/", then click "Go". Navigate to "Application Support/Spotify/Users/" etc.

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Re: How can i delete local files from spotify

Dreadlord
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Hey @Richman1987,

 

Welcome to Spotify Community!

You will have to delete your local-files cache. Just follow the guide below.

 

  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

Let me know if you encounter any problems : - )

 

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Re: How can i delete local files from spotify

coltonmorris
Newbie

I cannot for the life of me find this folder, I have searched everywhere in my files with no luck. I am having the same issue though, Spotify playing local files, even though I have iTunes set up to not share music.

Re: How can i delete local files from spotify

SueNami
Casual Listener

it works!  thank you

Re: How can i delete local files from spotify

Smeeth
Newbie

Hi coltonmorris,

The %appdata% folder is actually a hidden folder, so unless you have "Show hidden folders and files" enabled, you won't see it. You can, however, copy and paste "%appdata%\Spotify\Users\" into the navigation bar of your file browser and it will take you there (see the image I attached to where you should type or copy/paste this address.

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Gwaii
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How do I do this within MacOS Sierra? I've already removed the app and reinstalled it but the Local Files didn't get removed.

Re: How can i delete local files from spotify

SueNami
Casual Listener

Gwaii, maybe someone who knows OSX (I don't) can help.  But in general, removing apps usually does not remove all its related files, so a re-installation of the app will still use that previous install's pointer to the music files.  That file needs to be removed "by hand".

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Re: How can i delete local files from spotify

kaospoty
Casual Listener

in macOS this works in a similar manner:

  1. Close Spotify
  2. Navigate to "/Users/your_username/Spotify/Users/" in your file browser (where your_username must be changed to your actual user name)
  3. There should be a folder "your_spotify_username-user", enter the folder (where your_spotify_username must be changed to your actual Spotify user name)
  4. Delete the file named local-files.bnk
  5. Start Spotify
Matteo Nicoletti

Re: How can i delete local files from spotify

alistair_jb
Casual Listener

It's actually located here on Mac:

 

/Users/YourName/Library/Application Support/Spotify/Users/YourName-user

 

However even reinstalling Spotify and deleting that entire spotify directory did not solve my problem.

Re: How can i delete local files from spotify

jd3714
Newbie

Update: Some MacOS users will find their Local Files stored here 

 

/Users/*your username*/Library/Application Support/Spotify/Users/*yournumbers*-user

 

Same thing though. Look for local-files.bnk Delete it.

 

I did this because not all my files were showing up. Deleting it allowed it to reload and now all my local files are present. 

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