Is playlist function coming back / are lost playlists recoverable?

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I had playlists on last.fm of tracks of which I have no information elsewhere. Are the playlists coming back in future updates to the new last.fm, or could you by any chance offer a way to recover them (like it is possible to see the old About Me in settings)? If neither, I'll be completely disappointed at Last.fm.
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rainhard09

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Second that. Been maintaining playlists for several years. And where are they now?
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FlameMan

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With Spotify integration Last.fm's playlists have received new life... and now disappear. So sad! I hope they recover them.
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I had over 90 playlists on Last.fm and most of them not backed up. I didn't think they would just disappear with no warning so this is pretty messed up. They better not be gone for good.
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SilverlagE

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I am right there with you.  I had over 700 playlists.  They could at least give us some sort of explanation.
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Jorge Luque (guitarjorge24)

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You can access your playlists here: www.last.fm/user/_/library/playlists
At least for now...
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SilverlagE

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I clicked on your link but I don't see any of my playlists anywhere. And my missing something?
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Claw

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Type in your username where it says "user" in the link!
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Claw

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oops, sorry!
what Donyvi said :)
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Using the underscore "_" as a substitute/joker sign for "username" in an URL seems to work for playlists, too, at least for me. You might have to wait a little for the server to respond though. But the important part is that you have access to your backup playlists on that server. I don't know how far down bringing them back is on the developers to-do list, but my guess is it will rather take months than weeks, as their handling could use an update, too.
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Jorge Luque (guitarjorge24)

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In my case, if I'm logged in to last.fm I don't need to replace the underscore with my username
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Jorge Luque (guitarjorge24)

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In my case, if I'm logged in to last.fm I don't need to replace the underscore with my username
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Jorge Luque (guitarjorge24)

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You can access your playlists here: www.last.fm/user/_/library/playlists
At least for now...
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rainhard09

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thank you, this was so on the nose, but somehow slipped my mind.
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SilverlagE

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So, I clicked on the link and got a message that said "Silverlage does not have any playlists"...so then I signed in and I eventually got the message that it had 'timed out'...so I was like crap I guess I don't get my playlists anymore but I did a refresh and bamm!  Here are my playlists.  Thanks for all the help Jorge, and Donyvi and Hans and Claw.
I guess the important thing now is....
....Does anyone know how I can transfer them to other sites?
And more importantly at the present moment....Does anyone know the best way to back these up to enable me to transfer them to other sites????
SilverlagE
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Hans-Jürgen, Moderator

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You could copy them in your browser and paste them to any simple text editor like Notepad or a spreadsheet application like Excel or LibreOffice Calc which might even sort the track numbers, title and time correctly in separate columns, so it's easier to clean them up afterwards.

The best way would have been to export them on the old site of course, so if you have related backups of CSV files, it's rather easy to use those with Ivy or other playlist converters.
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SilverlagE

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Yes, I have tried that before and found it to work well.  Just need to find my directions.
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SilverlagE

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Oh no.  last.fm is offline.  It looks like I can't get to the playlists anymore???
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