Music stops playing after 5 seconds


Music stops playing after 5 seconds

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So at first a bunch of songs I added from mobile were missing on Desktop, and it wouldn't play many of them. So I reinstalled and that seemed to work, but only 5 seconds of each song plays before it stops. I Googled this and already deleted all files in Spotify folder to let it remake them but no. And yes, I heard cleaning the Cache works but I didn't find anything about Cache in Advanced Settings.


I have Premium so it's not that I have "high quality streaming" on.

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I just made a Video how to Fix it, maybe it could help you out!

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Hey there @hxnyou,

thanks for posting !


For ferther info on storage usage please check out this help page.

On top of that, i'd remove the app, use any Registry Cleaner app you can find to scan for issues to fix.


In addition, it's always important to make sure your system is fully updated as well as your audio drivers.


Let me know how it goes 😃

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Tried it and doesn't work.

I'll just delete it, and stop subscribing to Spotify since it's buggy all the time. Terrible app.