Spotify Default Download Location

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  1. Where Do Spotify Downloads Save
  2. Spotify Song Download Location

Note: It’s not possible to download albums or podcasts in the desktop app. Go to the playlist you want to download. Switch Download on. A green arrow indicates the download was successful. Set the app to Offline Mode. Note: In Offline Mode, you can only play music you’ve downloaded. C: Users User Name AppDate Local Spotify Storage is the default location. To export Spotify playlists to a local computer, you’ll have to turn to a third-party Spotify tool - Sidify Music Converter, for example, which is specially designed for transferring Spotify playlists to your PC/Mac. Here we are going to show you how to save Spotify.

This guide will show you how to change the location where Spotify stores any files that you flag to download in order to be able to play them when you’re offline. This can be particularly helpful if you have a large library and want to store it on an external drive.

ps. If you’re an Android user, you may want to check out this guide for instructions on how save Spotify files on an SD card instead of the internal storage.

Spotify Default Download Location

Where Do Spotify Downloads Save

Note: this screenshots/images used in this guide are from macOS. If you use the Windows version of Spotify, the steps are nearly identical.

Spotify Song Download Location

  1. Open the Spotify Preferences by selecting Spotify from your Menu Bar, and then Preferences from the pull-down list. Windows users: select Edit and then Preferences…
  2. Scroll to the bottom of the Spotify Preferences and click the SHOW ADVANCED SETTINGS
    button.
  3. Scroll down until you find the section titled Offline Songs Storage. Click the CHANGE LOCATION button.
  4. Now select the folder where you want Spotify to save files for offline listening etc. It’s worth mentioning that Spotify creates a bit of a ‘mess’ when it stores files – it utilizes a lot of coded folder and file names. You will almost certainly want to create a specific folder to store all of the other folders that Spotify will create.

    When you’ve selected the new location, restart Spotify.

  5. When you re-start Spotify it’ll move all of the files to the new location. As illustrated in the screenshot below, it does create a rather confusing series of folders with just as “strangely” named files inside them. It’s OK – you’re not meant to really be sorting through them, it’s just the way Spotify stores things.