Thursday, April 12, 2012 4:55 PM
I have my previous music & videos on a local shared disk drive. How to I add this to the music & video apps? I could add folder locations in Media Player under Win7
Thursday, April 12, 2012 5:29 PM
if I understood the question correctly, you may go to the drive that contains the Music/Videos folders, select and then right click the folder, choose Include in Library, select the current Library location Music/Videos. You can now play these files using your CP apps.
Thursday, April 12, 2012 5:38 PM
I go to the "O" drive and right clikc on "My Music"; no option is shown for Include in Library.
Friday, April 13, 2012 12:54 AM
Computer, Windows7(O), Users, JohnL, My Music, Rt-click a folder to select Include in Library, select one of the Consumer Preview Library destination options given. 'O' could be an external drive.
- Edited by Irfanfare Friday, April 13, 2012 12:56 AM to complete
Friday, April 13, 2012 8:08 PMThis is a Win8 64 bit system. There is no "Include in Library" function in right-click. SO, How do I add my already captured music to the audio player app?
Sunday, April 15, 2012 6:33 PM
On drive or folder in question, right-click and select “Include in library.” This works with Windows 8. However, since this is not available for you, try Method 2.
Open Windows Explorer and click libraries in the navigation pane. To add a drive or folder, right-click the library in question, Music for example, and select properties. Click the Add button and select your drive or folder that contains your music/videos.
It is important to note that the folder must be on a drive that is NTFS formatted and not listed as an external drive. If you have a drive that is formatted as FAT32, exFAT, or on a share that is non-indexable, you will not be able to include it in a Windows 8 library. From what you describe, your “O” drive is probably listed as an external drive or is formatted using NTFS.
Unfortunately, using the new Metro Music app (bear in mind that this is not a final version of the app, but an app preview) or Windows Media Player 12 that is included with Windows 8, your music must reside in one of the libraries.
If you are unable to add your “O” drive to the libraries, you will have to manually open your files from Windows Media Player—or drag them to WMP to play.
Monday, April 16, 2012 2:36 PM
I will have to wait for a future build on this. I found the help item for mklib but it did not work to my SBS200 server folder nor the NAS drive where I keep music & videos. I did a quick copy form the external folder to My Music for the albums I listen to the most.
Thanks for your help