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Spotify – Back Up Those Playlists!

Friday, October 21st, 2011 by | Filed Under: Multimedia, Using The Internet
 
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Anyone who uses Spotify knows that they keep an online database of your playlists on the cloud so you can access them from anywhere simply by logging into your Spotify account.

But what if there’s a catastrophic server failure and the database gets wiped? Wouldn’t it be nice to have a backup of  your beloved playlists?

It’s a simple procedure and also a pretty good idea. You never know what’ll happen, after all. So, open up Spotify, select the first song in your playlist and hit Ctrl-A to select all.

…now just drag them into an open Word or Open Office Writer document window and save the file somewhere safe.

Note: You’ll have to do this for each playlist you want to back up.

Each line is a link to the Spotify URL containing that particular track so you can re-add later!

~Andrew

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2 Responses to “Spotify – Back Up Those Playlists!”

  1. Coral Gilger says:

    From what I’ve heard, LibreOffice will be able to cherry-pick code (and thus features) from OpenOffice, but the reverse won’t be true, because including copyleft code is contrary to Apache’s policy and licensing terms. Do you know if that’s true?

  2. K.Vee.Shanker. says:

    Hi Andrew,

    I’ve questions on this method. You yourself say that you create links for the songs stored in Cloud. If the server looses its files, or God forbid the provider closes down, how this will help?

    So, would it not help if we keep a backup of songs with another provider rather than keeping just links in doc? That actual backup at cloud will also take care of Desktop failures.What do think?

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