How do I completely uninstall spotify?

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confusedme
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i can't move it to the trash :(
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Re: How do I completely uninstall spotify?

AceSteeleYT
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@confusedme Hey! Follow @MattSuda 's steps on how to uninstall Spotify. Hopefully you'll reinstall it too.

  1. Open Finder then click Go > Library in the menu bar. (You may need to hold the Alt key if Library isn’t visible).
  2. Open Caches and delete the com.spotify.Client folder.
  3. Click the back arrow.
  4. Open Application Support and delete the Spotify folder.
  5. Go to http://www.spotify.com/download and reinstall Spotify.

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Re: How do I completely uninstall spotify?

MattSuda
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If you're using Windows, use the uninstall a program part of the control panel. 

Re: How do I completely uninstall spotify?

haajaraha
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Hi,

 

If anyone still has the problem where they could not uninstall Spotify from the programs list on their Windows computer, please read this. I had the same problem and my solution was to complete System Restore. Please read the windows link below on how to do it. I had completed the instructions and restored my computer back to a date where Spotify was not installed on the computer.

 

Bear in mind if there are any issues I am not held accountable as I am only providing advice which does not have to be followed if you do not want to. I solely recommend you to read the Windows link very carefully.

 

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/windows7/restore-system-files-and-settings - This is for computers with Windows 7

 

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/306084 - This is for computers with Windows XP. Please bear in mind that support for Windows XP by Microsoft ended on April 8 2014.

 

Thank you.

Re: How do I completely uninstall spotify?

akhtay21
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thank you thank you thank you :)

Re: How do I completely uninstall spotify?

SonicJacob
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Hey, I have a question too, I have completely done everything you have said in this post and everything else too. The problem is.... It wont work, but I know what the problem is, my spotify is running in the back round...(I have a win 8.1 pro and use firefox, and how I know is if you go to task manger > details and scroll down a bit you'll see one or two Spotify's running.) AND, since I can't end their process for what ever reason (why Im asking for help) I can't delete the Spotfy in Roaming. I have been reaching how to find out how to fix this but I cant find it. 

PLEASE HELP!!!!!!

 

(Btw, when I try to end the process it says 'Acces Denied'

Re: How do I completely uninstall spotify?

Rollo_
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@SonicJacob wrote:

Hey, I have a question too, I have completely done everything you have said in this post and everything else too.


 

Try Process Explorer, a free Task Manager replacement.  You'll the the processes grouped together.  Right ciick on the first instance, then "Kill Process Tree."

Re: How do I completely uninstall spotify?

SonicJacob
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Um, thanks for the reply,but, sadly, I've done that on both of them! I'm
really sorry, but I've tried every thing!

Re: How do I completely uninstall spotify?

Rollo_
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@SonicJacob wrote:
Um, thanks for the reply,but, sadly, I've done that on both of them! I'm
really sorry, but I've tried every thing!


The multiple Spotify processes SHOULD be grouped together in Process Explorer, in a "tree" format.  Just to clarify, did you download and run Process Explorer?  There isn't an install needed, just run the EXE file.  You should be in the standard view mode, which will show all running processes and services in a tree format.  You do NOT want to sort everything alphabetically.  I've tried it myself, and Spotify is killed without issue.  You should then be able to uninstall it.

 

You can also try Revo Uninstaller, another freeware program, and easy to use.  I've never run across a program it doesn't remove.  You'll find it easily through Google, I generally use FileHippo.com for freeware programs such as these.  Download and install the program.

 

After starting the uninstall wih Revo, choose the advanced option which scans for all the leftovers that normally don't get removed by a normal Windows uninstall.  Follow the prompts.  If there is something running in the background that prevents removal, you'll be prompted to reboot and it will be removed at the next system startup.  Again, follow the prompts, the program will warn you if you missed anything.  

 

There are other things to try, but without knowing your computer skill level, I hesitate in going further.

Re: How do I completely uninstall spotify?

SonicJacob
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Ok thank you, but Spotify isn't even installed, but it's running :\
I can't end the process or even install Spotify because two are running,
(and I do have an above average pc level)
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