Indexing file share in a nas

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  1. joga

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    Hi all,

    I store all my media on a qnap nas located in my network. I want to add this qnap nas share to the index of my video section on the surface. That way my media should appear in the my media section on xbox video.

    Whenever i try it i get an error message back.

    Does anyone knows how do to it?

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    Aw: Indexing file share in a nas

    Unfortunately it doesnt work. It always asks for a local drive.

    I have a large media collection and i would hate to copy selected files localy to the surface drive.

    Any other ideas?

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    That is a shame! I'll keep an eye out for any possible solutions.
     
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    If you followed the instructions in that link, it makes use of /j option, try /d instead.
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    This is an issue that started with Windows 7 where Microsoft removed the ability to add and index network locations. There is a method that uses symbolic links that will allow you to add the location and the music WILL show up in your library, but it will not index making it a vet slow and poor experience. This is my main gripe with Xbox Music app that it does not support network locations, something that Zune did very well. Microsoft's solution is to sync an offline folder, which defeats the purpose of having a NAS to begin with, why would I want to sync TB's of music and video back to my pc? Crazy. Anyways, if you want to test the symbolic link method you can use this guide, its for W7 but the process should be the same. How to: Add network shares to a Windows 7 library « Pete's Tech Blog
     
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    I learned this same lesson the other day when trying to setup my new Win 8 desktop with a QNAP NAS. Frustrating!
     
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    Aw: Indexing file share in a nas

    @R0br: I could at now my NAS folder to the local music library. All my music appears when using the explorer.
    Unfortunately the music does not appear in the xbox music section my music. Its empty.


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    The Music app is working on junctions and mounted volumes, even with subfolders. But the index service may not work with /d option. Is that what you used?
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    Aw: Indexing file share in a nas

    yes, i used the option /d.

    mklink /j does not work because the destination is a NAS folder

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    Did you add the destination to the Library Manager?
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    Aw: Indexing file share in a nas

    yes,i added the new created local folder to the library.
     

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