Windows 10 PC/Samsung Galaxy S9+
Windows 10/Android Oreo
My Question or Issue
I believe someone gained access to my account and deleted all of my 800+ songs. I went on my PC without it connected to the internet (so no changes would be made yet since it can't update) and made copies of everything in the AppData folder and then turned my internet back on. How would I go about importing the backup I have without Spotify reverting back to how it is now? (I have already tried turning my internet off again and replacing the files, and sure enough it goes back to how I originally had it, so I know I backed everything up correctly. It's just it doesn't stay like that once my internet goes back on).
Any help/suggestions are greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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The reason why it doesn't stay that way is simply that your client program is synced with your account on the servers, and since servers see them as deleted, the client shows you the current state.
I'd suggest turning off your internet, restoring your backup, open Spotify and copy your songs to another playlist (ctrl + A selects all). This way your songs should stay put. You can re-add them to where you originally had them later. 🙂
Let me know how it goes!