How to backup Spotify music to OneDrive? If you are a streaming music lover, for example, a fan of Spotify, one of the most common problems you met could be the insufficient memory of the device. Once you listen to a new song, a new cache file will be generated and saved in your digital device. Finally, the memory card will be filled up and you have to manually clean it up.
To avoid this kind of trouble, you can try to upload Spotify music files to OneDrive, Google Drive and other cloud storage from time to time. Compared with others, OneDrive is a personal cloud storage service developed by Microsoft. It provides 5GB storage for free, which is quite enough to backup your favorite Spotify tracks. Besides, Microsoft users are available to upload multiple files to OneDrive, including audio files, media files, image formats, text, and code, etc.
In this article, you will get a simple trick to download and upload music to OneDrive from Spotify.
Part 1. How to Add Spotify Music to OneDrive
In order to import Spotify music to OneDrive, you need to download Spotify songs as local files first. Unfortunately, it doesn't help when directly downloading tracks in the Spotify app. What Spotify premium members download is only cache music files, but not local files. This is due to the built-in protection in Spotify songs. To break through this barrier, you need a powerful third-party converter such as AudFree Spotify Music Converter.
Specially designed for the Spotify Music app, this intelligent tool can truly download and convert any Spotify audio formats to MP3, AAC, FLA, WAV, M4A, and other common formats supported by OneDrive. Taking the latest recoding techniques, this smart program is able to save 100% original quality and identify 100% ID3 tags from the raw Spotify tracks. More importantly, AudFree is usable to any users, both Spotify free accounts and premium subscribers can use it to download and upload real local Spotify songs to OneDrive.
- Step 1Download Spotify songs and playlists via AudFree
- Open and launch AudFree on your computer. Then it will automatically open the Spotify app. Then browse the Spotify music library and pick out which songs or playlists are required to be downloaded. After that, drag and drop those selected tracks and playlists to AudFree's interface. Please note that the total amount of tracks doesn't exceed 100.
- Step 2Modify the output format and other settings
- For Windows users, please find the title bar of AudFree. Then click the menu icon > "Preferences" > "Convert" tab. For Mac users, please go to Mac's menu from the top-left corner of the screen, and open "AudFree Spotify Music Converter" > "Preferences" > "Convert" selection. Now, you are able to configure the output audio parameters for OneDrive. If you would like to get the best quality, please choose the output format to MP3, bitrate to 320kbps and sample rate to 48000 Hz.
- Step 3 Download Spotify music for OneDrive
- After the settings are accomplished, you can hit the big "Convert" button from the bottom of AudFree. The conversion will start and run for some time, relying on the number of tracks. Once it is completed, please follow the red spot to visit the "Converted" folder. All local Spotify songs are shown in there.
- Step 4Upload Spotify songs to OneDrive
- Open OneDrive and log into your account. Create the new file folder to save your Spotify music files. Then open the "Converted" folder to drag and drop local Spotify audios to your cloud folder in OneDrive.
Part 2. How to Stream OneDrive Music to Spotify
After uploading your local tracks to OneDrive, you can access them on any device at any time. Any common audio player is compatible with those backup Spotify tracks. If you don't know which player is better, Spotify app is also a good choice. Now let's check how to stream and play OneDrive music through the Spotify app.
Step 1. Launch your OneDrive account on a new device. In OneDrive, find and open the folder that keeps your uploaded Spotify music files. Then download those music files on your new computer.
Step 2.Open the Spotify app on the desktop. After logging into your account, Go to the main menu and find the Setting. Choose "Edit" > "Preference" from the top title bar.
Step 3. In the left panel, find and open "Local Files". Then turn on the switch of "Show Local Files". Now hit "Add Source" and select the downloaded Spotify songs from the local folder. Please notice that only MP3, MP4, and M4P files are available to display in the "Local Files".