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Desktop: Jam now available

Spotify is bringing Jam to the desktop app! 拾 ️ Now you can start or join a listening party with your friends, family, colleagues, and classmates, with the Spotify desktop app in addition to the mobile app. Although you can listen on your own, Jam in...

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Desktop: New "Now Playing View" sidebar

Spotify is introducing a new "Now Playing View" sidebar in the desktop app and Web Player to go along with the recently released "Your Library" sidebar. Together, the individually customizable design of these new views provides a richer experience, m...

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New Your Library sidebar

Spotify is introducing a new Your Library sidebar in the desktop app and Web Player. The new Your Library sidebar is rolling out to all desktop users now, so you will be seeing it soon if you haven't already. The new Your Library sidebar improves nav...

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[Troubleshooting] Windows

Having trouble with the Spotify desktop app? Here’s a step-by-step guide to help get things working again. What to try first Perform a soft reset (generally rebooting the device will suffice). If that doesn’t help, try a clean reinstall. Be sure to l...

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Superuser Contribution Local File album title font size slightly larger than normal

My Question or IssueWhile not necessarily an important issue, it really irks me to see the font size difference in my playlists. It feels really out of place and although not very obvious at first, once you notice it, it really starts to get on your ...

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  • My Question or Issue While not necessarily an important issue, it really irks me to see the font size difference in my playlists. It feels really out of place and although not very obvious at first,...
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Any way to "Refresh" Local files?

I'm looking for an easy solution to this irritating issue. I'm wanting to add local files to my Spotify playlists after a long time of not doing so, and despite unlinking folders that I don't need access to in the app anymore, I have a huge list of o...

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  • I'm looking for an easy solution to this irritating issue. I'm wanting to add local files to my Spotify playlists after a long time of not doing so, and despite unlinking folders that I don't need ac...
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Superuser Contribution Local Files Become Unavailable in Offline Mode

PlanPremiumCountryAustraliaDeviceLegion Y540Operating SystemWindows 10Version1.1.62.583.gdac868ed-aMy Question or IssueI am experiencing an issue where, if the client is set to offline mode, tracks that are stored locally on my computer will become f...

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  • Plan Premium Country Australia Device Legion Y540 Operating System Windows 10 Version 1.1.62.583.gdac868ed-a My Question or Issue I am experiencing an issue where, if the client is set to ...
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Solved!!Superuser Contribution Bug report: Clicking the album cover for queued local file opens invalid URL in browser

Spotify for Windows1.1.79.763.gc2965cdf I found this very specific bug and though I'd share. How to replicate1. Start playing any music2. Go to your local files and add any of the local files to your queue3. Skip to the next song in the queue so that...

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  • Spotify for Windows 1.1.79.763.gc2965cdf   I found this very specific bug and though I'd share.   How to replicate 1. Start playing any music 2. Go to your local files and add any of...
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Superuser Contribution Convert local files to Spotify files (streaming version, not local)

PlanPremiumCountryGermany Operating System(Windows 10)My Question or IssueHello,Is there a way to convert local files into Spotify files which are available then via streaming?The Shazam app is able to compare a song which has been found by Shazam wi...

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  • Plan Premium Country Germany  Operating System (Windows 10) My Question or Issue Hello, Is there a way to convert local files into Spotify files which are available then via streami...
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Superuser Contribution Local files is broken, unable to be sent to iPhone (need Spotify staff help)

PlanPremiumCountryCanadaDeviceiPhone 11 Pro, Windows laptopOperating Systemidk the new Windows, like whatever it is, 10 or something, maybe 11, who cares My Question or Issue I have spent the last 2 hours attempting to fix my local files issue on Spo...

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  • Plan Premium Country Canada Device iPhone 11 Pro, Windows laptop Operating System idk the new Windows, like whatever it is, 10 or something, maybe 11, who cares   My Question or Issue ...
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Superuser Contribution Issue with cover art changing to something I don't want for local files

PlanPremiumCountryCanadaOperating SystemWindows 10 My Question or IssueHey. For some reason, any time I go and try to edit the tag of a local file, the cover art gets changed to something that I didn't choose if it's by a certain artist (in this case...

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  • Plan Premium Country Canada Operating System Windows 10   My Question or Issue Hey. For some reason, any time I go and try to edit the tag of a local file, the cover art gets changed to ...
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Solved!!Superuser Contribution [LOCAL FILES] Disabling "Show Local Files" does NOT prevent Spotify from accessing sources

If the sub-options for local file sources are NOT disabled, the Spotify desktop app will still attempt to access local files present. To wit, I had some FLACs from Bandcamp in my Downloads folder. "Show Local Files" unchecked. Went to rewrite the tag...

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  • If the sub-options for local file sources are NOT disabled, the Spotify desktop app will still attempt to access local files present.   To wit, I had some FLACs from Bandcamp in my Downloads f...
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Solved!!Superuser Contribution No more play Local Files?

PlanPremiumCountryUSADeviceDesktopOperating SystemWindows 10 My Question or IssueI used to be able to play my local files in Spotify so I can have all of my music from Spotify and my computer in one place. Now it's completely gone with this new UI ch...

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  • Plan Premium Country USA Device Desktop Operating System Windows 10   My Question or Issue I used to be able to play my local files in Spotify so I can have all of my music from Spotif...
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Local Files showing Blank Names

Referring to closed topic from User "Guydude":https://community.spotify.com/t5/Desktop-Windows/Local-Files-Blank-Names/m-p/1776062 Hello there,I encountered an issue like 2 years ago and got it solved just today. Issue: When using the "Local Files" f...

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  • Referring to closed topic from User "Guydude": https://community.spotify.com/t5/Desktop-Windows/Local-Files-Blank-Names/m-p/1776062   Hello there, I encountered an issue like 2 years ago and...
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Solved!!Superuser Contribution None of my local songs are working.

Plan Premium Country Bulgaria Device Asus Rog laptop Operating System Windows 10 My Question or Issue So I've tried importing my local songs after a clean windows 10 install on my new laptop and NONE of them work. I've tried everything that was sugge...

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  • Plan Premium Country Bulgaria Device Asus Rog laptop Operating System Windows 10   My Question or Issue So I've tried importing my local songs after a clean windows 10 instal...
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Superuser Contribution Cannot add some local files to a playlist

PlanPremiumCountryUSA DeviceWindows PC Desktop appOperating SystemWindows 7 My Question or IssueSuddenly I have been having an issue adding local files to an existing playlist. I added new songs to the local folder, synced the folder to Spotify, and ...

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  • Plan Premium Country USA   Device Windows PC Desktop app Operating System Windows 7   My Question or Issue Suddenly I have been having an issue adding local files to an existing ...
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Issues playing local files offline (Desktop Version)

PlanPremiumCountryGermany Operating SystemWindows 10 Pro (PC) My Question or IssueSome of my local files aren't playable and grayed out in my playlists as soon as Spotify is in offline mode or my PC has lost its connection.If I go to library and ther...

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  • Plan Premium Country Germany   Operating System Windows 10 Pro (PC)   My Question or Issue Some of my local files aren't playable and grayed out in my playlists as soon as Spotify ...
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Superuser Contribution [Desktop] Not all Local Files are playable

PlanPremiumCountryUSADeviceDesktopOperating SystemWindows 10My Question or Issue For years now local files have been finicky. I have a folder of roughly 2.3k playable mp3 files that I route to Spotify as my local files. I only see 2,072 songs in Spot...

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  • Plan Premium Country USA Device Desktop Operating System Windows 10 My Question or Issue   For years now local files have been finicky. I have a folder of roughly 2.3k playable mp3 fil...
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Cannot read local files with Chinese filename

Cannot read local files with Chinese filename. Files in the same folder with English name are read properly. PlanPremiumCountryHong KongOperating SystemWindows 10

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  • Cannot read local files with Chinese filename. Files in the same folder with English name are read properly.   Plan Premium Country Hong Kong Operating System Windows 10
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Superuser Contribution [Help] some local files are only found when moving them

DeviceDesktop PCOperating SystemWindows 10 My Question or IssueHi, i've discovered following: 3 of my local music files which previously where found by the spotify desktop app just fine suddenly are only found by the app when i move them to a differe...

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  • Device Desktop PC Operating System Windows 10   My Question or Issue Hi,   i've discovered following: 3 of my local music files which previously where found by the spotify desktop a...
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Solved!! Local Files Missing/Unable to be Found

I've been having a strange issue where certain MP3 files are refusing to be detected by Spotify. Even while still in a folder with other files that are currently being detected, they are considered missing whenever Spotify is re-opened. It's almost l...

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  • I've been having a strange issue where certain MP3 files are refusing to be detected by Spotify. Even while still in a folder with other files that are currently being detected, they are considered m...
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Superuser Contribution Newest Spotify update deleted local files?

PlanPremiumCountryUSADevicePCOperating SystemWindows 10 My Question or Issue New update, new issue! For the past several days (ever since the latest Spotify update), a huge chunk of my local files have been missing. I have changed absolutely nothing ...

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  • Plan Premium Country USA Device PC Operating System Windows 10   My Question or Issue   New update, new issue! For the past several days (ever since the latest Spotify update), a...
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Superuser Contribution Spotify Crashes when searching local files on Windows 10 app

PlanPremiumCountryChile/ formerly NetherlandsDeviceLenovo Ideapad S340 Operating SystemWindows 10 home 64x My Question or IssueI currently changed laptop, and the Windows 10 app keeps crashing after trying to use the search bar in synced my local fil...

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  • Plan Premium Country Chile/ formerly Netherlands Device Lenovo Ideapad S340  Operating System Windows 10 home 64x   My Question or Issue I currently changed laptop, and the Window...
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