Stopping Auto update

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Stopping Auto update

Ethereal_V3
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Plan

Premium

Country

US

Device

PC

Operating System

Windows 10

 

My Question or Issue

I'm wondering how to stop Spotify from auto updating. I got a file to install older version of software since I didn't like the June update, and It auto updated when I restarted my PC.

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Re: Stopping Auto update

BugsBunny
Music Fan

Hello there!

 

Can you try the following steps:

Open Admin Command Prompt and type these commands one by one:

rm %localappdata%\Spotify\Update

mkdir %localappdata%\Spotify\Update

icacls %localappdata%\Spotify\Update /deny "%username%":D

icacls %localappdata%\Spotify\Update /deny "%username%":R

 

Description of given commands:

  1. Removes directory C:\Users\<your username>\AppData\Spotify\Update
  2. Creates directory C:\Users\<your username>\Appdata\Spotify\Update
  3. Denies delete permission to your account for C:\Users\<your username>\Appdata\Spotify\Update requiring administrative prompt for delete privileges, preventing spotify from removing it without admin
  4. Denies read permission to your account for C:\Users\<your username>\Appdata\Spotify\Update requiring administrative prompt for read privileges, preventing spotify from placing the update program in it without admin

Hope this helps and let me know how it goes :)

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