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[Desktop] Spotify creates "Downloads" folder in my documents





(iPhone 8, Samsung Galaxy 9, Macbook Pro late 2016)

Operating System

 Windows 10


My Issue:

Hi everyone, recently I noticed tha when I startup Spotify, it automaticly creates a folder named "Downloads" inside my documents in Windows 10, I know it is Spotify creating this folder because everytime I delete it and startup Spotify it creates it immediatelly, I don't want this folder. Is there a way to disable this ?



Hey folks,


Thank you for reporting this issue to us.


We just wanted to let you know that the right folks are looking into this.


We're not able to provide an exact timeline for a fix, but we'd recommend always keeping your Spotify app up to date to ensure you're on the latest version.


Thanks again!


@Ivan  @Katerina any update on this issue please further to your responses above earlier in the year ?


Same issue here, on Linux Debian 10. The Spotify application creates an unwanted Downloads folder in my home directory.
I am using the latest version from your repositories : 1:

The only thing related I can found is a message when I install/remove the package :
"xdg-desktop-menu: No writable system menu directory found."

My `.config/user-dirs.dirs` file is configured correctly for this folder with the line "DOWNLOAD=downloads" so Spotify should works with the folder I specify.


I don't have xdg-user-dirs installed. But I'm pretty sure the issue is here.

In Chromium browser there is the same thing - it creates "Downloads" folder if xdg-user-dirs are not installed. But you can change default downloads directory in browser settings. But in Spotify client there is no such option of course.


@darcybgoodeI've both xdg-user-dir and xdg-user-dir-gtk installed and Chromium using my default downloads folder but spotify keeps creating the 'Downloads' folder


I just upgraded from spotify-1.0.72-r1 to spotify-1.1.56 and have the exact same problem on my Gentoo Linux. As a workaround, I'm using a script to start Spotify and remove the empty directory right after.

I also have xdg-user-dir installed.