Adding Local Folders By + New Folder

Adding Local Tracks Using 'New Folder'

Adding Folders

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 your music folder and select it. This feature can be used when your music library lives in the internal storage of the device running Roon Server, or on an external device hardwired to your Roon Server machine.

From your Roon Settings, Access the Storage tab and click + Add Folder. This will prompt a pop-up allowing you to select or add the folder containing your local library.  If you're unsure how to find the local 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, and right-click 'Get Info':

With the Get Info window up, review and highlight the information in the Where field, and press CMD-C on your keyboard to copy it:

Open Roon, navigate to 'New Folder' and use CMD-V to paste the path into the watched folder field. It should look similar to this:

Once pasted, click the purple 'New Folder' to add the new directory. Once successfully added, it will show you the folder subdirectory where you can select any specific folders to be imported and analyzed in Roon. If you'd like the entire 'Music' folder to be added, ignore selecting any specific subdirectories and click 'Select this folder':

Having issues adding your local folder? Test out using one less subdirectory folder in your chain. For example, rather than adding /Music, try only adding /Users/[your username] and from there, select your 'Music' folder: 


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

Similar to the osX steps, copy and paste this path into the folder name field in Roon. If you have issues adding your local folder, test out using one less subdirectory folder in your chain.

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 \\\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://

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.

But what if my local files are on a different device? 

When setting up your server from a different Roon Remote you will need to enter the network share path of the directory you want to set up as a Watched Folder. Make sure the music folder you're planning to add over your network has proper folder and file share permissions.

For more information on adding a network share for Windows, click here

For more information on adding a network share for osX, click here

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