Spotify portable version- How you create portable installation

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There are an infinite number of instructions on how to use Spotify portable. Then why another one? That’s simply because nobody thinks about using the settings with portable.

Spotify doesn’t need administrator rights to install. The newest versions install directly to your %APPDATA% folder.
Here is the latest version: Download

After installing for the first time:

  1. Go to Windows Start button.
  2. Type ‘%appdata%’ and press enter.
  3. Look for a folder named ‘Spotify’
  4. Copy that folder to your desktop.
  5. Copy this folder to your external USB stick or harddrive.
  6. Create a spotify_start.bat with 

    @echo off
    set APPDATA=%CD%

But this isn’t 100% correct, Ok it’s run without any problem.
Here my solution: Run spotify first time, configure it and exit.
Open your Explorer (file explorer) insert %appdata% now remove the Spotify folder to your USB Stick or hd in the Spotify folder in a new subfolder eg: spotify. Next part open in the Explorer %LOCALAPPDATA% and move the Spotify folder on your USB Stick in the new subfolder
Now must be
Spotify/Spotify files
Spotify/Spotify/->appdata files and folder
Spotify/Spotify/Local->Localappdata files and folder

Open your spotify_start.bat and change this
@echo off
mklink /J “%LOCALAPPDATA%\Spotify” h:\Spotify\Spotify\local
mklink /J “%APPDATA%\Spotify” h:\Spotify\Spotify\


h:\ is your USB Stick. Now all the complete configuration is on your USB-Stick.
after first time start you can change
mklink /J “%LOCALAPPDATA%\Spotify” h:\Spotify\Spotify\local
mklink /J “%APPDATA%\Spotify” h:\Spotify\Spotify\


rem mklink /J “%LOCALAPPDATA%\Spotify” h:\Spotify\Spotify\local
rem mklink /J “%APPDATA%\Spotify” h:\Spotify\Spotify\

You must be remove the rem for a new PC.
mklink /J make a hard link from the local pc to the USB

Now you have a 100% working portable Spotify version with your configuration.