Playlists appear empty on desktop app

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Evan_23_
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@August20 wrote:

I had the same problem. The solution for me was is in the hosts file. Search in google how a hosts file should look like copy it and go to your hosts file on your computer, open it with i prefere notepad++ delete whats in there and paste what you copy. I hope it works for out too.

 This is the fix for me, works like a charm! Thank you so much sir.


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Re: Playlists appear empty on desktop app

gui_costa28
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I'm going through the very same problem. It's very frustrating to see how slow Spotify is dealing with this. 

Btw, none of the "solutions" provided worked. 

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whatapleasure
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So I had this exact same issue and all I had to do was go into my hosts files and add a # in front of any line that had the word "spoitfy" in them. Now it's working perfectly fine! Don't bother messaging spotify because they will literally not help whatsoever. 

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lkr-g0r3r_508
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Bless the people who posted the fix about removing elements of the hosts file! Works perfect again and even way faster than before it seems.

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lkr-g0r3r_508
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@Smexyskeletor @HeavenKinder Thank you guys, works perfect again now! Even loads way faster than it did before, it seems.

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Fedewe
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A rare fact, It's that I am too a HP Pavilion user and it happens the same to me. Although, that solution didn't work on my situation.

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lkr-g0r3r_508
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Stange... You're sure you didn't miss any of the 'spotify' or 'fastly'
things? And only one saved hosts file?

Re: Playlists appear empty on desktop app

filippeanjos
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**bleep** this solved my problem, thank you very much, thank God for your existence :o



@Smexyskeletor wrote:

I FOUND THE SOLUTION!!!!

It even got my friend's activity tab working, that's been dead for months!

I recommend checking your hosts file for any Spotify-related entries.
The file is capable of redirecting traffic for addresses it contains, so it can break Spotify app when it contains Spotify addresses.

 

It's easy to check and edit, you'll need admin rights:

1. open Notepad as an administrator (right-click - Open as Administrator)
2. go to File - Open and navigate to

C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc

3. Choose "All Files" instead of "Text Documents" next to the File Name box. You'll see a handful of files. Pick hosts and click on Open.
4. The file is opened. You will see a block of text with # in front of each line and might see entries like

0.0.0.0 website.com
127.0.0.1 website2.com

Check for any entries with spotify or fastly in the address. Examples may look like:

0.0.0.0 weblb-wg.gslb.spotify.com
0.0.0.0 prod.b.ssl.us-eu.fastlylb.net 

(and any variations inbetween)
5. If you do find any, you can delete the line. You can also add a # in front of the line, that's 'commenting out'.
6. Save your changes. Restart Spotify.



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losmelogno
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* * * * A SOLUTION IS WORKING FOR ME (CROSSED FINGERS) * * * *

Hi, I had a lot of problems for two weeks. Empty foders, lost tracks, reproduction stops. Worst every single day. A lot of desinstalations and clean re instalations. Four comunications with Spotify Attention Service with no results. 

The last week I´ve deleted the Spotify lines in Host and it worked but just for a a day. Then, the same problems again. 

So... I read @Smexyskeletor solution but the Host didn´t have new Spotify lines to delete. 

Even without a new reinstalation I did this: 

 

With Notepad + + (https://notepad-plus-plus.org/download/v7.6.3.html) I´ve added to the Host File this lines:

# 0.0.0.0 weblb-wg.gslb.spotify.com
# 0.0.0.0 prod.b.ssl.us-eu.fastlylb.net

 

AND NOW (at least) IS ALIVE!!!

Re: Playlists appear empty on desktop app

zodiacslayer105
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@Smexyskeletor you are a god, thank you for the help buddy.

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