27-06-2012 08:12 PM
20-07-2012 05:18 PM
on android mobile phones they are located in a folder called "com.spotify.mobile.android.ui"
Just spent half a day figuring this out. You can't find the spotify data files using androids built in features. You need to download a file manager app such as astro file manage; or mount your phone to your pc as a disk drive.
Then, bring up the folder structure of your phone -either on the phone screen itself, using the file manager app; or on your pc using explorer.
My phone is an android (htc one s) - on this device the spotify music files (which are encrypted) are data files. The route to these files is:
within this folder are various and subfolders called things like cache, users,storage, etc. It's hard to work out which files contain the actual music as everything is encrypted, but it doesn't matter.
delete the folder called com.spotify.mobile.android.ui. by doing this you will delete all the data files and free up storage space.
then open up the spotify app on your phone and delete the playlists, albums whatever, themselves, as they are now 'dead ends'
30-12-2012 09:24 AM
you realy are an idiot , you asking how to bypass spotify, on a spotify community board, spotify is a great program, but what your trying to do is a good idea in theory, dont worry i've tryed, but dont ask those questions in spotifies own backyard.
15-02-2013 12:46 AM
15-02-2013 12:49 PM - edited 15-02-2013 12:49 PM
If i decorrupt the files and use them as an regular mp4 file am i doing anything unlegal?
Yea this question is dumb but i actually pay money for.this service so?
Yes, you are breaking the law as you don't own those tracks so that is a copyright infringement.
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17-02-2013 06:37 PM
04-04-2014 03:33 PM
I can't understand why are you being such a D. He did a pertinent question. As an user, I want and have the right to know, where the musics are being stored! I want to manage the files, so I can store them in the External SD Card. The files can't be invisible, the device is mine I need to be aware where they are.
04-04-2014 08:17 PM
Spotify stores music in a folder called com.spotify.mobile.android.ui which will either be in \Phone\Android\data or on the external SD card. If you move it, spotify will no longer be able to use it.
Spotify automatically uses the external SD card for the cache on first time installation as long as there is more free space there then in internal storage. If the cache is currently on internal storage, and you have an external SD card with more free space and want to use that you just need to:
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