Lots of data being stored locally

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Re: Lots of data being stored locally

Casual Listener
‎2018-01-22 01:24 AM

You can also change cache folder to %appdata%->/temp...

It will delete itself on proper reboot every time, so no maual delete

from time to time is needed. Cheers.

Re: Lots of data being stored locally

Casual Listener
‎2018-03-02 03:49 PM

Thank you for the folder write deny -solution, much appreciated! I am baffled how this has been overlooked by Spotify devs for so long. Preventing the useless data dump doesn't affect the usage of the app in any way, so what's the point of the dumping in the first place. It's just there to **bleep** off customers and fill their disk space with useless clutter.

 

Has anyone found a solution for Android (or any mobile platform)? I would love to prevent the writing there as well.

 

- Jakewell

Re: Lots of data being stored locally

Newbie
‎2018-04-06 09:23 AM

I believe Spotify works as a p2p network and the cached data files here are actually 'pieces of music' which can then be transfered to other users, like a p2p network, when they listen to this particular song(s). This releases pressure on the Spotify servers, since they don't need to transfer every song to every user who listens to it. You may delete all the folders inside the 'data' folder and it will be recreated  (with new files) as you listen.

Re: Lots of data being stored locally

Casual Listener
‎2018-04-06 01:32 PM

Ok that makes sense. Still, would be nice to have a solution on mobile since the files take a large amount of space and you actually have to reset the app in order to clear these files.

 

- Jakewell