Spotify Desktop - Non-duplicate playlist naming issue

Solved!
Reply

Spotify Desktop - Non-duplicate playlist naming issue

user-removed
Not applicable

Having an issue where the Spotify desktop app adds a 2 to the end of brand new, non-duped playlists. Anyone else experiencing this?

1 ACCEPTED SOLUTION

Accepted Solutions
Highlighted
Solution!

Re: Spotify Desktop - Non-duplicate playlist naming issue

Rock Star 16
Rock Star 16

@user-removed

 

Thank you for this info! 🙂

In this case, I'd recommend reaching out to Support.
I suggest giving them the link to this thread as well, so that they're up-to-date with what's been discussed already. You can reach them by one of the below ways:

Email: https://www.spotify.com/about-us/contact/contact-spotify-support/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SpotifyCares

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SpotifyCares

This way, they'll be able to take a closer look backstage at this!

Let me know how it goes! 🙂

SebastyRock Star 16
Help others find this answer and click "Accept as Solution".
If you appreciate my answer, maybe give me a Like.
Note: I'm not a Spotify employee.

View solution in original post

10 Replies
Highlighted

Re: Spotify Desktop - Non-duplicate playlist naming issue

Rock Star 16
Rock Star 16

Hey @user-removed

 

I just tried it out as well - no 2 at the end even when the name is the same.

 

I recommend reinstalling your Spotify client:

1. Close Spotify and uninstall it.
2. Go to %AppData% in Windows Explorer, and delete any Spotify folders you find in Local and Roaming folders.
3. Restart your computer.
4. Install Spotify.

 

If you have a Windows Store version, hop here to find out how to reinstall this. I do recommend restarting your PC before installing. 🙂

 

Keep me in the loop!

SebastyRock Star 16
Help others find this answer and click "Accept as Solution".
If you appreciate my answer, maybe give me a Like.
Note: I'm not a Spotify employee.
Highlighted

Re: Spotify Desktop - Non-duplicate playlist naming issue

user-removed
Not applicable

Giving the uninstall, folder wipe, and reinstall a shot right now. I’ll report back after.

Highlighted

Re: Spotify Desktop - Non-duplicate playlist naming issue

user-removed
Not applicable

Sorry for the delay @Sebasty. I uninstalled it, went into my Local and Roaming folders, deleted Spotify folders from the root, and also cleared the location I had manually configured for Spotify to cache tracks to. 

Instead of reinstalling via the executable, I went a different route and installed it via the MS Store as an app. I confirmed that it did not pick up any of my previous settings (not that it should have after deleting all folders), but when I went to create new playlists the issue is still happening.

In the screenshot, the We Run The Streets playlist is an obvious duplicate, that I just created, of an existing playlist. The 2 is the expected behavior that I've seen for years now. Then I created a playlist from an artist/track that I've never even streamed before and the 2 appeared.

Screenshot_9.png
Highlighted

Re: Spotify Desktop - Non-duplicate playlist naming issue

Rock Star 16
Rock Star 16

@user-removed

 

Please tell me what version of Spotify are you having.

You can find it by clicking the three dots on upper-left corner in Spotify and choosing Help - About Spotify.
Let me know what version of Windows you're running as well!

 

Keep me posted 🙂

SebastyRock Star 16
Help others find this answer and click "Accept as Solution".
If you appreciate my answer, maybe give me a Like.
Note: I'm not a Spotify employee.
Highlighted

Re: Spotify Desktop - Non-duplicate playlist naming issue

user-removed
Not applicable

@Sebasty:

 

Windows 10 - Version 1709 (Fall Creators Update)

 

Spotify: 1.0.75.483.g7ff4a0dc (Windows Store Version)

 

As for the previous version, before the reinstall/jump to the Store version, it would have been Version 1.0.77.338 as I always kept it up-to-date whenever an update would be issued.

Highlighted

Re: Spotify Desktop - Non-duplicate playlist naming issue

Rock Star 16
Rock Star 16

@user-removed

 

Thank you for this 🙂

 

If possible, could you try out these:

1. Try creating a playlist on Spotify in another device, such as mobile, another pc or the web player.

2. Try logging in with another account (with a friend or your spare account) and see if this still happens.

 

Let me know what happens!

SebastyRock Star 16
Help others find this answer and click "Accept as Solution".
If you appreciate my answer, maybe give me a Like.
Note: I'm not a Spotify employee.
Highlighted

Re: Spotify Desktop - Non-duplicate playlist naming issue

user-removed
Not applicable

I tried it on my phone when it first began happening a few days ago, and then again last night, but it did not occur. I'll ask my partner to log in on my desktop tonight to try it. 

Highlighted

Re: Spotify Desktop - Non-duplicate playlist naming issue

Rock Star 16
Rock Star 16

@user-removed

 

What happened with the issue when your partner logged in with their account?

If you still need help, just let me know, I'll be here for you. 🙂

SebastyRock Star 16
Help others find this answer and click "Accept as Solution".
If you appreciate my answer, maybe give me a Like.
Note: I'm not a Spotify employee.
Highlighted

Re: Spotify Desktop - Non-duplicate playlist naming issue

user-removed
Not applicable

Really sorry for the delay @Sebasty, life got a little crazy over the past couple of days with work for both me and him, and we haven't been able to try it. 

Although, I have a thought and I'm curious if you can give it a try in the meantime. If you have more than one hard drive, can you change the directory for your Offline Songs Storage, under Advanced Settings, to a different drive?

For example, I want to extend the life of my C: drive because it's a rather expensive NVMe SSD, and unnecessarily high write counts aren't conducive to that goal. So I've always moved my Spotify cache off to my H: drive which is an older SATA drive.

Before a recent Spotify update, I had used a Symlink to achieve this because changing the setting in Spotify didn't "stick". However, I tried it again after a recent update and now it works, but it appears as though the playlist issue may be an undesirable side effect.

SUGGESTED POSTS