How to Move Spotify to Another Drive without Losing Data

Do you want to change Spotify location When your drive no longer has enough storage space, this tutorial will show you how to move Spotify to another drive without losing data.


By Dervish / Updated on March 12, 2024

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Help! Need to move Spotify to another drive



I don't want to install Spotify on my C drive, I want it to be installed on my E drive. When I install Spotify it automatically goes to the C drive and doesn't even give me an option to change it. Is there a way to change it?”

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Why move Spotify to another drive?


Spotify is an online music streaming service platform and is currently one of the largest streaming music service providers in the world. Spotify is loved by many users because it offers a lot of genuine music as well as free basic services. As of early 2021, Spotify has around 350 million active users.

Due to the popularity of Spotify, many music users need to use Spotify on their PC. However, the default download location of Windows is the system disk (usually C drive). If you do not change the default download location before downloading, Windows will automatically save Spotify in the C drive. Over time, the cached data of Spotify will cause not enough space on the C drive. Windows usually likes to have 10GB+ free space on the system disk to give it a breath, so if you don't, then you'll need to do some work to free the C drive, move things to other drives, and clean up unwanted junk. Otherwise, it will affect the performance of Windows.

In addition, some users may also want to move installed programs such as Spotify, Origin, and Steam to SSD in order to obtain faster running speed.

How to move Spotify downloads to another hard drive easily

Someone says it's possible to copy the entire Spotify folder (in AppData) to wherever you want and manually update the desktop shortcut or create a new shortcut for the .exe in the folder. This method is not absolutely safe because copy-paste may cause Spotify not to start properly.

To move Spotify to another drive successfully, you can try AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional. This is a powerful application/folder transfer utility compatible with Windows 11, 10, 8, and 7. Its built-in App Mover feature allows you to move installed Spotify to another drive without losing data, and the moved Spotify can run normally in the new location. Also, you can restore it to the original path.

Besides, you can also move the operating system to SSD without reinstalling via the "Migrate OS to SSD" feature. Or clone the entire old disk to the new one. Now, please download the demo version to see how to move Spotify to another drive safely and easily.

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 Step 1. Install and launch PA Professional. Click “Free up” in the top toolbar and select “APP Mover”.

Click App Mover

Step 2. In the new window, click “App Mover”.

Two Options

Step 3. Choose one partition that Spotify is located and click "Next".

Select Parition

Step 4. All movable apps in the selected partition will be listed. Choose Spotify and select the target location, then click "Move".

Tick Apps

Step 5. Read the prompts carefully, click “OK” and “Move”.

Move App from C to D

Step 6. Wait a moment. Spotify will be moved to target drive.


Move App from C to D

How to change where Spotify default save location

As mentioned before, the default download location of Windows is C drive, so how do you change the default download location of Windows to the path you want? It's easy, you can follow the steps below:

Step 1. Press "Windows + I" on the desktop. Click system and choose Storage.

Step 2. Select “More storage settings” > “Change where new content is saved”.

Step 3. Here, you can decide where new apps will be saved.

Select Hard Disk

Bonus tip - How do I change the storage location on Spotify

For some SSD users, they may be wondering should I install Spotify on SSD? My answer is you should, because SSD makes Spotify run faster. But SSD is more expensive than HDD, and you have to make full use of SSD space. So not everyone can afford to have dozens of GB of local Spotify data on SSD. The good news is that there is an effective way to move Spotify cache folder to another drive and leave Spotify on SSD, you can refer to the following steps:

Step 1. Navigate to this screen as above, and click "Move Folders".

Mover Folder

Step 2. Find its cache folder in Spotify's storage path (usually at C:\Users\craig\AppData\Local\Spotify), select a new path, and click "Move".

Select Drive

Step 3. Read the warning and click “Move”.


Step 4. Wait for a while and click "Finish" to complete the action.



From what has been discussed above, this is the full guide to moving Spotify to another drive. With the help of AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional, you can do it easily and safely. If you need to move Spotify on Windows Server, please switch to Server Version which is designed for Windows Server 2022, 2019, 2016, 2012 (R2), 2008(R2), and 2003 users.

Dervish · Staff Editor
Dervish is an English editor of AOMEI Technology; He is delicated to offering users easy and effecitve solutions for issuses related to disks and partitoins. In his spare time, he enjoy wathcning films, playing footable, traveling and so on.