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How to Transfer Spotify Playlists to External Hard Drive

Creating a backup of your data is akin to maintaining savings. You’ll never know when you need it, but when the time arrives, you’ll be desperate to use it. The highly competitive streaming music space gains and losses services every few years, but Spotify keeps its dominant position on the strength of its impressive 30-million-plus song library with more than 20,000 new songs added each day. As a Spotify user, you probably have tens or hundreds of playlists on your account, each of them took a long time to craft for every occasion. In this case, if all your Spotify playlists are destroyed instantaneously, lost forever due to a sudden crash of account, that is thing of a special bloodcurdling.

To avoid the possible loss of your Spotify playlist, you need to make a backup. Computer backups are generally stored on separate disks or external HDDs. That is to say, the best way for saving your data is to transfer all of your music from Spotify to external hard drive. In the following article, we’ll show you the complete guide on how to download and transfer Spotify songs to external hard drive with ease.

Tool Required: Spotify Music Converter

NoteBurner Spotify Music Converter is arguably the most well-known Spotify playlist transferring tool. It is specially designed for Spotify users to easily download and convert any Spotify track, album and playlist to DRM-free MP3, AAC, FLAC or WAV format, so that you can move unlimited Spotify songs to your external hard drive or other devices without any restriction. And even if you are using the Free Spotify account, this smart tool also can help you download music from Spotify at 5X fast speed while keeping the original audio quality and ID tags of the music in output files.

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  • Remove DRM protection from Spotify music.
  • Convert Spotify Music to plain MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC.
  • Record songs at faster speed with 100% lossless quality kept.
  • Keep ID3 tags after conversion.
  • Burn Spotify music to CD easily.
  • Share Spotify music via Email.

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Tutorial on How to Transfer Spotify Playlists to External Hard Drive

The following is a detailed tutorial about how to download and transfer Spotify playlists to external hard drive. Please download this useful tool on your computer first before getting started.

Step 1: Import Tracks or Playlist from Spotify to Spotify Music Converter for Windows

Launch Spotify Music converter for Windows. Click add music button or click center of NoteBurner, then you will see a pop-up window which indicates you to copy and paste the playlist link from Spotify. You can copy and paste the link on the URL window and click "Add". Then you can click "OK" to finish adding tracks.

add Spotify songs to NoteBurner

Step 2: Choose Output Formats

Click the Setting button on the top-right to choose output format. In Convert settings, you can choose output format (MP3, AAC, FLAC or WAV), output quality (High 320kbps, Medium 256kbps, Low 128kbps). In the output settings, you could change the output folder as you prefer.

Set Output Format

Step 3: Start Downloading

When finish customization, click "Convert" button to start downloading. After conversion done, you can find the converted audios by clicking history button.

history list

Step 4: Transfer Converted Spotify Library to External Hard Drive

Connect your external hard drive to your computer through USB cable. Open the output folder and then drag all of the converted files to it. This process time will vary, depending on how much data you want to transfer.

Note: The free trial version of NoteBurner Spotify Music Converter allows you to convert the first 3 minutes of each song. You can buy the full version to unlock this limitation.

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