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A fix for spotify filling up the C: drive

Thursday, 18 May 2017 at 07:28

I recently got a notice that my SSD C: drive was getting low on space and after a quick check with WinDirStat I noticed that spoitfy was filling it up with loads of weird files in the AppData\Local\Spotify\Data folder, even after I have moved my cache location.

It turns out the “cached location” is only the saved playlists, and the Data folder is the cached songs that arent in a playlist.

MSchnyder from the spotify forums found this solutuion:

  1. Close spotify
  2. Delete the “data” Folder under …AppData\Local\Spotify….
  3. Start CMD as Admin and type: Mklink “C:\Users%USERNAME%\AppData\Local\Spotify\Data” “E:\Spotify\Data” /D where E:\Spotify\Data is the new Spotify Data folder.

This command creates a Data Folder under Appdata\Local\Spotify which will be redirected to the target Path (here as example: E:\Spotify\Data")

Nice! Now my SSD has plenty of space again.