What to do if Spotify does not open in Windows 10
One of the possible causes of the lack of opening of Spotify in Windows 10 is the application of the music application in the compatibility mode for a different operating system than ours, that is to say different from Windows 10.
To verify this, the first thing to do is to locate the Spotify executable on our computer. Then, we click with the right mouse button on the file and access its file. properties. Once done, select the tab Compatibility in the Properties window and we will find the section Compatibility mode.
If the box is checked, we must then check the operating system for which Spotify is running. If another system or version of the operating system than ours is selected in this setting, it may prevent Spotify from opening in Windows 10. Therefore, all we have to do is: uncheck this box so that it does not work in compatibility mode or in any case, select the version of our system.
Some users may use an SD card connected to their PC as a storage for downloaded music or want to listen without an Internet connection. In this case, if Spotify is not open in Windows 10, it is possible that the contents or file system of the card has been damaged and that's why Spotify can not recognize it as a storage device.
To try to solve the problem, we need to open a Windows file explorer, select the unit of our memory card and right-click on it. Then we select the option The format and in the window that opens, we choose the corresponding file format and click on Format. Once the process is complete, we can already check if Spotify does not open in Windows 10 or if, on the contrary, we are done with the problem.
If the problem persists, we have no idea what the problem may be and Spotify does not open in Windows 10. So we can: reinstall the application of the music platform. To do this, open the Windows 10 Control Panel, select the Programs and Features option, locate the Spotify application in the list of programs installed on the computer and click the Uninstall button.
Once the process is complete, we return to the Spotify page, download version for Windows 1o and proceed to its installation. Finally, we launched the tool and checked if the problem that prevented Spotify from opening in Windows 10 was resolved.
If you use the Web version of the music platform, another cause may prevent Spotify from opening in Windows 10: blocking access to the site in our hosts file. Therefore, we will open a notebook with administrator permissions and then click on the menu option. File> Open and we go to the road C: Windows System32 drivers etc.
We probably do not see any files in it. In this case, we must select from the drop-down menu that appears next to the Name field, All the files. Now, if we see the hosts file, we double-click on it so that it opens automatically in the notebook. Now, we are looking for if we have a line that refers to the Spotify site and if so, we select it, we delete it and we save the changes.