FAQ: How do I create a shared folder on Windows and add it as a watched folder in Roon?
If you want Roon to be able to access your music library that's stored on your Windows device, you need to first ensure that the folder is properly shared. Once the folder is shared it can be added as a watched folder in Roon. Please see the instructions below to properly share your folder:
1. Navigate to the folder where the media is stored via File Explorer
2. Right-click and choose Properties
3. Select the Sharing tab
4. Click Share
5. Make sure the permissions are properly set for read and write for the user then click share
6. You should now see the correct path on the Sharing tab
Once the folder is appropriately shared, you can enter the path, username, password, and (if necessary) workgroup into Roon in Settings > Storage. You can read more about this process here.
FAQ: How do I create a shared folder on Mac and add it as a watched folder in Roon?
Before Roon will be able to access your music library that's stored on your Mac OS device, you'll need to first ensure that the folder is properly shared. Once the folder has the proper share settings applied, it can be added as a watched folder in ...
FAQ: What's a watched folder?
You add your local music to Roon via "watched" folders. These are folders that will be monitored by Roon for new music. Your files are left in the folder and won't be copied or modified in any way unless you explicitly choose to add or delete them ...
FAQ: What's the best way to configure my NAS for Roon?
If your media storage or backup location isn't directly connected to your server machine, you'll need to add that location over the network. Whether you're using a NAS, Windows, or Mac machine for storage, adding these locations is easy as long as ...
FAQ: How do I build playlists in Roon? How do I edit them?
Playlists vs the Queue The first thing to understand about Roon is that there is a difference between Playlists and the Queue. When you select a track or album to play, it is slotted into the Queue for playback. As you queue more songs, they are ...
FAQ: How do I set up my NAS in Roon?
In Settings, click Storage, then click Add Folder. Roon will monitor folders for new music. Your files are left in the folder and won't be copied or modified in any way unless you explicitly choose to add or remove them from your library. In the Add ...
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