How to unlink track with the new Spotify update?

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How to unlink track with the new Spotify update?

Newbie

How to unlink track in Spotify now?  so I can listen to the Spotify version instead the Local File version?

I want to use the Spotify version for one playlist and Local File for another playlist, so don't tell me to delete the local file!

Did they took it out? ?????

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This feature is not in the new version.
Spotify plans to bring some features back, but it is currently not known if the feature you mentioned will be coming back.

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Newbie

The removal of this feature combined with the removal of "Search Local Files" has created a nightmare situation for me.  There is a particular album by a band I love, so I also have local mp3s of live and acoustic versions of the songs.  When I play that album through the Spotify album page the linked tracks are all wrong as it matches to the live and acoustic versions.

 

In the past there were two reasonably good solutions provided for this:

  1. I could unlink the local files to be sure that I was playing the official album version (from Spotify's servers)
  2. I have the whole album on my computer, so I could just search my local files and play it from there

Right now the best workaround I can figure out is to go into the "Local Files" tab, sort by artist or album, and scroll through 30k songs until I find the album I want.  There has to be a better way.

 

And this is all assuming that I have the proper files stored locally.  What happens when I have an EP from an artist stored locally, and then they put out an album with new versions of those songs?  I do not see any way that I would be able to stream the new version from Spotify once it is improperly matched to a local file.  That's a serious problem.

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Newbie

I agree. Not being able to search my local files AND having all my tags overwritten by Spotify is hugely annoying, and there's no real good reason for the removal of this feature. I really hope it gets put back in soon.

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Roadie

Here is yet another thread that we need to vote yet again to bring back old important features AGAIN.

If you like using the "Your Music" feature have in mind that you are LIMITED to 10 000 tracks. If you want this to be fixed vote for this post
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user-removed
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It's already coming to July 2016. Still no news to bring it back. So sad 😞

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Newbie

It is July 2016 right now and my friends and I need this feature!

It is a blocker, meaning friends will not switch to spotify, because this is missing!

Why can't I just unlink/delete my local files to see, which ones were not able to be linked and only substitute these with my local ones?! You HAD this feature already guys... bring it back please!

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Casual Listener

This is absolutely ridiculous. We need the ability to unlink tracks. I am so sick of some of my Tool tracks linking to "The Tool" with no option to correct the issue.

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Casual Listener

This completely screwed up a local album for me. Track name, artist, album art changed for the first track. Why take away a feature that was designed a solve a problem and have no alternative??

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Newbie

It's 2017 and the issue still persists. I'm half way through my trial and was pretty happy, before I encountered this. For me it's a song where I have the perfectly fine album version locally, but Spotify insists on playing (and downloading to my mobile) a very crappy live version.

 

This is a bug that makes it really difficult to use this with my offline musik. I don't get why this was marked "Not Right Now" - It breaks the idea of having all of my music in one spot ...which I thought is the idea behind Spotify.

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