Spotify Keeps Writing Cache to C:\ drive, even though Changed in properties to F:\

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Spotify Keeps Writing Cache to C:\ drive, even though Changed in properties to F:\

Casual Listener

Not sure if this is per design, but I had changed the offline Songs cache folder in Advanced settings to F:\ , but my C:\ drive is still being filled up with the same .File **bleep** -

These are the 2 offending folders -

C:\Users\XXXXX\AppData\Local\Packages\SpotifyAB.SpotifyMusic_zpdnekdrzrea0\LocalCache\Spotify

 

Data and Browser

 

I can create a clean up batch script, or manually redirect the folder to other drive, but why the heck is this not an option ?

 

Pleas let me know if i am missing something?

Windows 10 btw.

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Re: Spotify Keeps Writing Cache to C:\ drive, even though Changed in properties to F:\

Casual Listener

Any one looking at these forums?

 

I had confirmed by Re-installing the stand alone (non-windows 10) version of spoity , and even though I set offline songs storage to F: drive , Data is being written to C: drive still.  C:\Users\XXXXX\AppData\Local\Spotify\Data

 

This is big f-ing issue.  

Can we can a confirmation if this is bug or designed this way?

Re: Spotify Keeps Writing Cache to C:\ drive, even though Changed in properties to F:\

Music Fan

I have the same issue. I only have so much space on my primary drive (SSD) and want to store the cache elsewhere (external drive). However, no matter how much I try to set this in the options menu, it tells me to "restart Spotify for the changes to take effect" and then promptly reverts to the old C: drive location when I do. This is a absolutely in need of a fix.

Re: Spotify Keeps Writing Cache to C:\ drive, even though Changed in properties to F:\

Newbie

I have the same problem, too! Two caches on two different disks

Re: Spotify Keeps Writing Cache to C:\ drive, even though Changed in properties to F:\

Visitor
Hi D3ft0ne,

There is a workaround using symbolic links, some type of "shortcuts" pointing to different locations on the file system.

Follow these steps:
1. Close Spotify.
2. Delete the folder "C:\Users\XXXXX\AppData\Local\Spotify\Data" (or move it to a different location for now).
3. Create a new folder on your desired location (let's say F:\Spotify\Data)
4. Run Command Prompt as Administrator (or you won't have enough privileges)
5. Type and run the following line:
mklink /D "C:\Users\XXXXX\AppData\Local\Spotify\Data" "F:\Spotify\Data"
You should get:
symbolic link created for C:\Users\XXXXX\AppData\Local\Spotify\Data <<===>> F:\Spotify\Data

This is the step that actually links both locations. This happens at a file system level, so Spotify won't notice the change.

6. Open Spotify and start playing anything.
Now you should see those two-name folders populating your new Data folder in F:\Spotify\Data.

On the original Spotify folder, you will see the Data folder with a shortcut icon. Go to folder properties and the Shortcut tab will show the actual location.

Cheers!
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