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 from your library. The folders can be configured from the Storage tab of the Settings screen.
When you set up a watched folder, Roon will scan the folder and add any music it finds to your library without moving or changing the files at all. Roon will also monitor the folder for changes, so any music you add later will automatically be imported.
Local vs Network Drives
Watched folders can be located on local or network drives, and you can add multiple watched folders. Note that on OS X, networked folders must be mounted using SMB, not AFP.
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 ...
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: How do I move my collection to a new folder, hard drive or NAS, Will I lose my edits?
If you're going to move all or part of your music library, please follow the strategy below to ensure Roon can accurately track your files to their new location. If you are adding new files that Roon has never seen, then you can skip this whole ...
FAQ: Can I import music from a remote?
If you're running Roon Remote on Mac or PC, you can drag and drop music right into the app. Copies of the music you drag into Roon will be added to the Watched folder set up on your Roon Core.
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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