How to Backup and Restore Groove Music app Settings in Windows 10


The Groove Music app is a preinstalled UWP (Universal Windows Platform) app in Windows 10.

You can listen to your favorite music in Groove on your Windows, iOS, and Android devices. Create a playlist with music you've purchased or uploaded to OneDrive or pick your background music on Xbox One.

See also: Groove Music and Spotify: FAQ | Microsoft Support

If you use the Groove Music app, you can manually backup your settings to manually restore as needed to any account on any Windows 10 PC.

This tutorial will show you how to manually backup and restore your settings for the Groove Music app in Windows 10.


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EXAMPLE: Groove Music app settings
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Backup and Restore Groove Music app Settings in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Backup and Restore Groove Music app Settings in Windows 10
To Backup Settings from Groove Music app

1. If the Groove Music app is currently open, close it.

2. Open File Explorer (Win+E), copy and paste the folder location below into the address bar of File Explorer, and press Enter.

(current account)
%LocalAppData%\Packages\Microsoft.ZuneMusic_8wekyb3d8bbwe

3. Copy the Settings folder to your desktop. (see screenshot below)

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4. Move the Settings folder on your desktop to where want to keep it saved at as your backup. It is safe to rename this folder to anything you like if wanted.

5. You can now close File Explorer if you like.






Backup and Restore Groove Music app Settings in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Backup and Restore Groove Music app Settings in Windows 10
To Restore Settings to Groove Music app


Restoring a backup of your settings in the Groove Music app will replace your current settings.

1. If the Groove Music app is currently open, close it.

2. Open File Explorer (Win+E), copy and paste the folder location below into the address bar of File Explorer, and press Enter. (see screenshot below)

(current account)
%LocalAppData%\Packages\Microsoft.ZuneMusic_8wekyb3d8bbwe\Settings

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3. In a separate File Explorer window, open the backed up Settings folder from Option One, select the contents in this folder, right click or press and hold on the selected items, and click/tap on Copy. (see screenshot below)

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4. Paste the selected files from the backup in step 3 into the Settings folder from step 2.

5. When prompted, click/tap on Replace the files in the destination. (see screenshot below)

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6. You can now close the File Explorer windows if you like.


That's it,
Shawn