Finding your Roon database

Database Location

 Remember to ALWAYS shut down your Roon Core before copying, moving, or accessing your Roon database.

macOS Core

  1. Open Finder and click Go in the top bar
  2. Hold down the Option key (or Alt)(⌥) to unhide the Library folder
  3. Click the Library folder 
  4. Find and open the Roon or RoonServer folder 

Windows Core

  1. Open Windows Explorer
  2. Click in the address area to the right of the text, to make it active like typing in a web browser, and type `%localappdata%
  3. Find and open the Roon or RoonServer folder 

Nucleus Core

Be sure to replace NUCLEUS with NUCLEUSPLUS if you have a Nucleus+
  1. Using a Windows machine, open File Explorer and navigate to \\NUCLEUS\Data and use Guest as the username and password. You should then see the RoonServer folder.
  2. Using a Mac, open Finder and navigate to smb://NUCLEUS/Data and use Guest as the username and password. You should then see the RoonServer folder.

ROCK Core

  1. Using a Windows machine, open File Explorer and navigate to \\ROCK\Data and use Guest as the username and password. You should then see the RoonServer folder.
  2. Using a Mac, open Finder and navigate to smb://ROCK/Data and use Guest as the username and password. You should then see the RoonServer folder.


NAS Core

The RoonServer database folder will be in the RoonServer folder you set up when you installed Roon. For more about this, please see here.

Linux Core

  1. If you used our "easy installer" scripts, then Roon's database is located in /var/roon/RoonServer 
  2. If you ran Roon from the .tar.gz package by executing ./start.sh without configuring the ROON_DATAROOT environment variable, then it will be in $HOME/.RoonServer
  3. If you have configured $ROON_DATAROOT manually, then it will be in $ROON_DATAROOT/RoonServer For full details of how Roon is installed on Linux, please see this article.
Some Roon Core devices may require additional steps to expose or allow access to the database or the Logs folder. Please check our Community Site or contact the manufacturer of your device if you're unsure. 

RAATServer

If Roon support needs access to your RAATServer logs, follow the instructions above, but instead of a folder called Roon or RoonServer, look for a folder called RAATServer. More information about sending us logs can be found here.

    • Related Articles

    • Backup

      Your Roon database is full of information about the music you love. In addition to your library's metadata, it also contains any edits you've made, your play history, all of your Roon playlists, your favorites, your settings, and more. All of this ...
    • Moving Roon to a new Core

      Your Roon database contains your edits, playlists, favorites, play history, login information, and settings. When setting up a new dedicated Core (like a Nucleus), or just moving between Roon and RoonServer, you may want to transfer the database from ...
    • Roon Optimized Core Kit

      Let's first explain what Roon OS is, and then we can talk about Roon Optimized Core Kit. Roon OS is a custom Linux based operating system, tailored for running Roon Server and providing a best-in-class, appliance-type user experience to host the Roon ...
    • Start with a Roon Core

      What is the Core? The Core is media server software that runs on a powerful computer, NAS, or turnkey appliance (like Nucleus or ROCK), located on the network within your home. (For more information on how it fits in with Control and Output ...
    • Troubleshooting - "There was an issue loading your database", endless loading at launch, or missing all audio devices

      These symptoms typically occurs when your Roon database is in a bad state and can't be read properly by Roon.  First, try giving your Core machine a reboot. Sometimes your Core might just be in a bad state and a reboot will help. If you're still ...
    Ask the Roon Community
    Thousands of Roon subscribers and audio enthusiasts are chatting over on our community site right now, join them! You don't even need a Roon subscription to sign up.



    Something you can't find?
    If you're still stuck, don't hesitate to let us know and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.