Are you plagued with the following error message in Spotify, regardless of what you’re trying to listen to?

This song is not available. If you have the file on your computer you can import it.

It’s actually quite a simple fix, just toggleย off all other sources. It appears to be a conflict with a remote hard drive or iTunes music source conflicting with Spotify.

Spotify > Preferences > Local Files

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Anna · August 12, 2016 at 8:48 am

This has been driving me crazy! Thanks so much!

Josh · August 13, 2016 at 11:23 pm

Thank you so much! Now I can finally listen to all the music that I’ve been wanting to hear!

Peter · August 19, 2016 at 4:40 pm

You are a genius

Ronak · August 30, 2016 at 4:20 pm

Thank you so much!!! This had been driving me nuts! Cheers! ๐Ÿ™‚

Yoav · September 12, 2016 at 7:59 am

Thanks, this helped ๐Ÿ™‚

Shai · October 24, 2016 at 7:22 pm

Boom! Thanks mate ๐Ÿ™‚

Andrew · November 13, 2016 at 2:10 pm

Thank You so much!!!

Kelly · November 26, 2016 at 7:15 pm

Hi I tried doing that and my Spotify still won’t let me listen to music it keeps changing the songs and doesn’t play anything, and keeps popping up with “this song is not available. If you have the file on your computer you can import it.” Which i dont have anything imported.

Aga · March 24, 2017 at 3:12 am

I’m so sorry for refreshing such old topic, but I still have a problem. I have Spotify premium and most of my songs plays without any issue, but some of them just won’t play – then I’m getting that “song not avaliable” thing so I uploaded those songs to my local files. And they are still not playing! Spotify website says that when you upload, your local files have priority to play even if song is on spotify – but mine doesn’t really look like they are prioritized…
Any ideas?

Bleu723 · August 19, 2017 at 12:18 pm

Guess I have this problem now – NOTHING suggested has worked. What a shame

TREJ · October 15, 2017 at 1:40 pm


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