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Restore your deleted Spotify playlists

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You may never have visited it, but you actually have a Spotify account page on the web. You can access it by logging in at Just use the same account name and password you do to log in on a smartphone or desktop client. The first page you'll see gives you access to all the standard account information, including your name, your profile picture, and, if you have a premium subscription, the method you use to pay Spotify every month. For the purposes of this guide, the link we're interested in is the one marked Recover playlists, which does exactly what the name suggests.

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Great, now you can get dumped via Spotify playlist


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