Tips to Clear your Spotify Cache on Windows or Mac

Clear Spotify Cache

Everyone knows that Spotify uses your device's available memory storage for 2 purposes:

1. To store temporary, or snippets of, music for streaming (i.e. as cache). This means that when you press play, you hear the music immediately with few interruptions.

2. To store downloaded music if you listen offline (Premium only). Even though you never told Spotify to download these song, it saves them anyway as your streaming them so that if you ever play that song in the future, it will play them from the cache. This reduces the stress on their servers, meaning they don't have to have as big as a infrastructure, and they make more profit. They encrypt it because they don't want you walking off with the songs.

The local Spotify folder ends up gathering a huge trove of junk data whenever it is used. Users have even reported about the Spotify folder going on to be as voluminous as 10 GB in size, which is quite shocking as it is only there for saving song cache.

Over time, there is no need to keep the whole Spotify Cache files, and your hard drive will be filled up quickly. You can't select the earlier Spotify Cache to delete and only keep the recent ones. What you can do is clear all of them and then build a new one from now on. And your computer will run smoother.

Follow the next guide you will learn how to clear Spotify cache on Windows and Mac.

Delete Spotify Cache and "Local File" Cache on Windows

Open Windows Explorer and paste the following line to the folder address bar:


Replace "USERNAME" with your Windows login username. Note that this folder is hidden by default, so you have to use the direct link to reach the cache folder. (Alternatively, you can go into the Settings and turn on "Show Hidden Files, Folders and Drives.")

Delete all the files in this folder.

Clear Spotify Cache and "Local File" Cache on Mac

Open a terminal and type:

sudo rm -fr /Users/USERNAME/Library/Caches/com.spotify.client/Storage/*

Replace "USERNAME" with your login username.

Once you have cleared the cache, the next time you run Spotify, it will re-cache the songs to your system. You might want to go to the "Preferences - Cache" section to change the maximum cache size that it can use.

Change the way to store Spotify Music

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