So despite the fact there’s an option to “edit network parameters” on storage, it appears completely non-functional. Please fix.
I’ve shifted this into Support for increased attention. Could you provide some details of your setup and what you are seeing or experiencing when attempting to use the feature ?
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Could you provide some details of your setup and what you are seeing or experiencing when attempting to use the feature ?[/quote]
Windows 10, accessing a Samba share from a NAS. When setup, when choosing “edit network parameters,” it doesn’t allow me to change the network path; it’s grayed out.
Perhaps that’s intended behavior, but if so, I think you should change it.
It should say “Edit Network Logins” as that is the functionality. Perhaps more functionality is coming in the future. I believe if you need to change the actual network path, the intended behavior is to remove that current share and then ADD a new one with the correct network path. I’m not sure of the real reason for this. But we could ask @mike.
In the meantime, I could guess that the network storage location is somehow tied into the database_ID for that particular album and all the edits you might do to it. I think that is why if you copy or move your music to a new location, you have to re-edit it all.
@sm31 I think it could be just a question of description / semantics : perhaps if the link you’re trying to edit is currently “in use” / live, then perhaps Roon doesn’t like you fiddling with it.
Have you tried to add a new Watched Folder (with associated path), then Disabled the original share, then tried to edit the original share’s path ?
Or perhaps just Disabled the original share first - before trying to edit the path ?
Just a suggestion…maybe worth a try…
Edit Network Parameters shares the same screen as Add New Folder. I think it is prudent to grey out the path of a folder in use. Any change to the path is likely to trigger a complete rescan of a library. I think I’d rather do that by explicitly disabling and/or deleting, rather than editing something accidentally. I have shifted a drive from a USB SMB on the router to a NUC style server. My recollection is I needed to Add New Folder rather than Edit the old.
No. It was actually a broken connection because the network path changed. Hence.
Ah, makes sense, but as I say - perhaps Roon doesn’t “know” that ? That link is already in your database / settings, so, perhaps Roon doesn’t actually check and just assumes it’s still actual / active.
Or, as it’s “broken” then it doesn’t work / truly exist, so there’s a logic-failure in the system - as you can’t “correct” something that doesn’t exist ? Just speculation.
Anyway, give all the suggestions a try, up to you.
Thanks for the input. I did, in fact, delete the connection, and recreate it. I just think that’s it’s an awkward UX.