When configuring your Roon Server, you'll need to set up your Watched Folders. In some configurations, you can use Roon's built-in browser to browse to your music folder and select it.
However, when setting up your server from a Remote you may need to enter the path of the directory you want to set up as a Watched Folder.
If you're unsure how to find the path, follow the instructions below. Follow the instructions for the operating system you run your server on.
On the Mac running your server, use Finder to navigate to the folder where you store your music.
Right-click your music folder and click Get Info - Highlight the information in the Where field, and press CMD-C on your keyboard to copy it
Open Roon, and use CMD-V to paste the path into the watched folder field. Then, type a forward slash and the name of your folder like this:
On the Windows PC running your server, use Explorer to open your music folder
Click on the right side of the Explorer field like a web browser, and Explorer will highlight it and turn it into a path
Copy and paste this path into the watched folder field in Roon
Content Stored On a NAS Drive
To add network storage, we recommend using your NAS drive's hostname, such as \\DISKSTATION or smb://MyNASDrive. You can usually find this information by logging into your NAS, and examples are below. You can also use your NAS drive's IP address, but note that this can change, depending on your network's settings.
Note: AFP Share are not supported, you must use SMB or hostname to connect to the NAS share.
If your Roon Server is running on Windows, the path to your networked folder might look like this:
\\MyNASDrive\Multimedia\Music or \\192.168.1.120\Multimedia\Music
If your Roon Server is running on Mac or Linux, the path to your networked folder might look like this:
smb://MyNASDrive/Multimedia/Music or smb://192.168.1.120/Multimedia/Music
After you've entered the network path in Roon, enter the credentials required to access your NAS. If a username, password, or workgroup isn't required to access your NAS, just leave the relevant fields blank and click Add Folder
If you are still having issues with setting up the NAS share, further suggestions can be found in our NAS Troubleshooting Guide [LINK]