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Zeek13
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So, I've had to go on this forum to learn that playlist folders are not supported currently in Spotify. This is misleading because I there is an option to create a playlist folder on desktop PC version. I can create the folder (and see it on the mobile iOS app) but I cannot add anything to the folder. Really wish playlist folders were still an option, it helps so much with music organization (and therefore, enjoyment of Spotify).

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Re: Playlist Folder

kirashi
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Hey @Zeek13. Thanks for clarifying your issue. We definitely want to make sure you can organize your playlist folders, so let's work on getting that operational!

 

I've attached a quick GIF demonstrating drag and drop adding of playlists to playlist folders, just to be sure we're on the same page. However, it sounds to me like your Spotify desktop app might need a reinstall if it won't let you drag and drop like shown in the GIF below.

playlist_folders.gif

I went to File > New Playlist Folder, even though it doesn't show that in the GIF.

Reinstall Spotify on Windows

  1. Click File > Exit.
  2.  Press Start and then go to Control Panel.
  3. Select Programs, then Programs and Features.
  4. Select Spotify in the list and click uninstall.
  5. Press WINDOWS+R on your keyboard, and type in the following:
    "%LOCALAPPDATA%\Spotify\"
    Then press enter. You'll be taken to where Spotify stores its' cache data.
  6. Delete everything inside this folder to completely clear the cache.
  7. Download and install Spotify!

Let me know if this allows you to drag and drop playlists into folders properly. If not, I'll rope in one of the other Rock Stars who may have a better suggestion that works for you.

Happy Spotifying!

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morganbrockmann
Newbie

I finally found an actual solution to this! I tried Spotify's suggestion of re-installing, but it did not work. I created each playlist folder I wanted, then opened Spotify on my mobile device, and clicked on the new playlist folder where it tells you it's empty and gives you option of creating a playlist. Do that and call it something random. Once this blank playlist is created, you can go back to your desktop client and drag and drop into the playlist folder with the playlists you already have. It appears that the problem is the desktop spotify won't let you drag and drop already-created playlists into the folder if it doesn't have any playlists in it yet. Annoying but this work-around worked for me. Hopefully it does for you!

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Re: Playlist Folder

kirashi
Community Legend

Hello @Zeek13. Thanks for posting in the Spotify Community!

 

Allow me to clear up some confusion so you can make the most of Spotify! Playlist folders are supported on both the Spotify desktop and mobile apps, but can only be created from the desktop app at this time. (Scroll down to the bottom to find out how you can help get this awesome feature added to the Spotify mobile app!)

 

To create a playlist folder from Spotify desktop, choose File > New Playlist Folder or right-click in your playlist sidebar and choose Create Folder, as shown in the attached screenshot.

Screenshot 2016-10-24 02.30.46.png

Once you've created a playlist folder from the desktop app, you cannest playlists inside a folder by dragging and dropping the playlist you wish to move. From the Spotify mobile app, you're able to add tracks to playlists inside folders just as you would any other playlist.

 

If you'd like to see playlist folder creation added to the Spotify mobile app, please give a vote to the Playlist folder organization in mobile apps idea. It helps the Spotify staff know what features are most requested, and thus what features they should work on to make the next version of Spotify even better!

 

Be sure to click "Accept As Solution" if this post resolved your issue!

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Zeek13
Casual Listener

Thanks for clarifying some of that. However, the problem remains that I have created a folder but when I drag/drop playlists into the folder they won't add. So I have a folder but just cannot add anything into it.

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Re: Playlist Folder

kirashi
Community Legend

Hey @Zeek13. Thanks for clarifying your issue. We definitely want to make sure you can organize your playlist folders, so let's work on getting that operational!

 

I've attached a quick GIF demonstrating drag and drop adding of playlists to playlist folders, just to be sure we're on the same page. However, it sounds to me like your Spotify desktop app might need a reinstall if it won't let you drag and drop like shown in the GIF below.

playlist_folders.gif

I went to File > New Playlist Folder, even though it doesn't show that in the GIF.

Reinstall Spotify on Windows

  1. Click File > Exit.
  2.  Press Start and then go to Control Panel.
  3. Select Programs, then Programs and Features.
  4. Select Spotify in the list and click uninstall.
  5. Press WINDOWS+R on your keyboard, and type in the following:
    "%LOCALAPPDATA%\Spotify\"
    Then press enter. You'll be taken to where Spotify stores its' cache data.
  6. Delete everything inside this folder to completely clear the cache.
  7. Download and install Spotify!

Let me know if this allows you to drag and drop playlists into folders properly. If not, I'll rope in one of the other Rock Stars who may have a better suggestion that works for you.

Happy Spotifying!

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vytasx1
Newbie

Hi,

 

I'm experiencing the same problem of not being able to move playlists into playlist folders. I have tried reinstalling Spotify as described step by step in your post, but that did not solve the problem.

 

Any other ideas how to resolve this please? I'm using Win 10 and Spotify 1.0.42.151.g19de0aa6, however the problem occured on previous releases of Spotify as well, at least for a few months.

 

Thanks for the help.

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Zeek13
Casual Listener

I only got it to work by creating the playlist while in the folder. Could not get the drag/drop to work.

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morganbrockmann
Newbie

I finally found an actual solution to this! I tried Spotify's suggestion of re-installing, but it did not work. I created each playlist folder I wanted, then opened Spotify on my mobile device, and clicked on the new playlist folder where it tells you it's empty and gives you option of creating a playlist. Do that and call it something random. Once this blank playlist is created, you can go back to your desktop client and drag and drop into the playlist folder with the playlists you already have. It appears that the problem is the desktop spotify won't let you drag and drop already-created playlists into the folder if it doesn't have any playlists in it yet. Annoying but this work-around worked for me. Hopefully it does for you!

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reelismism
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reelismism
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Gaud, THANK YOU!

 

I can confirm it now works on 1.0.43 on windows 7 to simply create an empty playlist inside a folder, then you can drag a playlist onto the (now not empty) playlist folder. Otherwise, no cigars. None. 

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whateverwheneve
Newbie

Drag and Drop into desktop folder not working for me, either.  And workaround mentioned by other user (create folder; create new dummy playlist on mobile app, go back to desktop app etc.) didn't help.  Nor did uninstall/reinstall.  Please fix this.  Obviously a bug troubling multiple users.  Thank you.

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