Playlists?!

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Hello,

I can't find the playlists I had made, what have you done about them?
I don't even see it listed as a temporary disrupted service
https://getsatisfaction.com/lastfm/topics/new-site-launch-temporary-service-disruption-information

Please, don't tell me all my data, collected years after years, has gone into the void within a second?

Thank you
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I'm bumping this old thread up, because it has the main links to a workaround for this problem.

The first link to your old playlists that snyde1 posted is correct, but may take too long to load from the backup server, so it would only show your homepage after a few seconds. To prevent this, simply fill in your username in the URL which uses a "_" for it, then an overview of your playlists should load.

To export them to a CSV file, use the JavaScript bookmarklet that korzo posted. You have to drag or add the related link to your browser bookmarks in order to use it on each of your individual playlist pages, i.e. open a playlist, then click on your new bookmark and on the blue Download button that is shown afterwards. Do not disable or block JavaScript in your browser, otherwise this will not work.

To convert this CSV file to a Spotify playlist, first open it in your spreadsheet app (Excel, LibreOffice Calc etc.) and clean it from unnecessary content, i.e. the columns with the old Last.fm URLs, so only artist and track names will remain in the file. It might be necessary to also delete the quote signs in each cell before using the CSV file with an online playlist converter like Soundiiz.com, but you can check yourself if the conversion works without doing this. When opening the downloaded file and importing it in your spreadsheet app, you have to choose the semicolon as separator, by the way, not comma or tab, otherwise the columns will not be separated correctly.

Last but not least this method will also work with your old backup TSV files that you might have exported from your playlists on the old site. The correct separator would be tabs then.
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