Thanks for the help. Tried it and the program list says it's downloaded the older version but I still get the same result - ongoing circle.... Also tried to reinstall the app but I'm now getting the error 17 code. It is still fine on my tablet and the I phone but the laptop doesn't want it. Any suggestions..?
Success at last. After wondering about the error code I looked around this forum a bit more. Did the "start in safe mode" trick as advised there and bingo. Downloaded with ease, whole library is back and showing without the circle of death. Thanks to all who write here, didn't have a clue without your help.
The same thing remains here. I have reinstalled, restarted, updated, and continue the same thing! It has been like this since the beginning of this year. No updates fixed this. Worst of all: before I searched the browser as an alternative to this situation, but now even the browser search looks like this (attached image). Deplorable!
lloydhughes, excuse me. Explain best how you were able to fix this problem. From what I could understand, version 22.214.171.124 did not work (error code 17), so you went back to the latest version and you were able to install this version through security mode?
Yes. I got into safe mode - and this is from a very non techy guy here - with networking. I then went onto the net and got spotify, opened it in my account and clicked down load app. I had to reduce the screen size percentage as the "click to download" icon was below the bottom spotify screen bar. It simply downloaded for me and worked. I then closed the computer and restarted. Everything worked fine and included all my library, all in a new format too which I presume is the latest. I'm happy it's working although, apart from what I did, I have no ideas what made the difference.
Ok, version 126.96.36.199 worked perfectly, the search does not stay in the infinite loop. I installed both in the safe mode (as the friend lloydhughes recommended) as well as in normal mode (here "error code 17" did not occur). However, I now have another terrible situation: the app automatically updates when you close it and open it again. If there is any update to the latest versions the "infinite loop" reappears. Now my question is: does anyone know how I can disable automatic updating of Spotify on Windows desktop?