I love Spotify. in fact I use it on a daily basis. My wife and son use it every now an then, mostly through an Android Smartphone.
Lately, I’ve been hit with a flaw that Spotify needs to address: deleted playlists. Granted, they happened maybe because my son inadvertently deleted them. The fact is, once you delete a playlist, all songs are gone.
There is a way to get it back if you use Spotify on more than 1 PC or laptop:
- Locate the desktop or laptop that is currently offline that has been synchronized with Spotify previously.
- If it’s in sleep mode or hibernating force shut/down and restart by deleting restoration data. If you do not perform so, Spotify might fire up right after the device resumes and resync all playlists, removing the deleted one.
- After restarting disable all network connectivity. Wireless and/or wired.
- Open Spotify. It will do so in offline mode.
- Create a brand new playlist.
- Locate the playlist that was deleted.
- Copy all the contents to the new playlist you just created.
- Enable network connectivity.
- You will see that the deleted Playlist will disappear.
- Rename the newly created playlist with the name the deleted one had.
There are other ways to restore playlists but unfortunately didn’t apply to me as I have around 50 of them. Not easy to spot the file name of the missing playlist.
Lesson learned: I will always keep more than 1 device synchronized to Spotify.