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When you play a song in Spotify, some hard drive space is used to cache the file, so that it plays faster the next time it is selected.

Is it possible to clear the cache (without the use of third party programs if available eg CCleaner) to save on hard drive space ?

A cross-platform answer would be nice if possible (but is not essential).

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Are you referring to the web player or the standalone one? – Alex Sep 22 '13 at 13:27
@Alex Standalone Desktop Application. – Simon Sep 22 '13 at 13:28
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Found on Lifehacker:

When you play a song on Spotify, it uses some of your hard drive space to cache that file for faster playing later. Here's how to clear that cache if you need some extra disk space.

By default, Spotify limits its cache to 10% of your free space, which means the default setting should be okay—but if you've changed it, you could run into disk space problems. All you need to do is delete the files in the following folder (for your platform):

Windows: C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\Spotify\Storage

OS X: /Users/USERNAME/Library/Caches/com.spotify.client/Storage/

Linux: ~/.cache/spotify/Storage/

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Excellent. Thanks very much – Simon Sep 23 '13 at 14:06

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