Cannot connect Windows drives to Roon Core

Roon Core Machine

ROCK on an Intel NUC (NUC11PAH - i5, 32GB DDR, 480 intel SSD).
It has the latest Rock build (see screen shot):

Connected Audio Devices

Number of Tracks in Library

Description of Issue

I have several music files on my Windows PC and on a HiFi Rose 150B.

I am unable to add the Windows drive or the HiFi Rose as watched folders.

My Windows PC is running Windows 11 pro. I have an AMD Ryzen 7950 processor, 64GB RAM and five (1 or 2 TB) PCIe or SSD drives. My music drive is an SSD (Crucial 2TB model).

I have attempted to turn off my fire wall. I have added permissions to Roon via my fire wall settings.

I have reviewed all the Roon pdfs for connecting a Rock Core to windows drives - and tried typing in my network address 192.168.x.x or copy the file location from windows and paste it in the Roon Network Share window.

I get an error message, every time.

I have tried forward slashes, backwards slashes all sorts of combinations to no avail.

I have zero clue on how to resolve.

Interestingly, if I set up the core on the Windows PC - everything is discovered in 15 minutes. The backup and restore backup did not work on migrating to the Core. And just wiping out the Roon installation and starting fresh with only the Core did not result in successfully mapping to my Windows folders.

I’d love to takk to a human and have them guide me through this installation.


You need to add a Windows user and password

For your Windows machine, you must enter your username and password that is used to login in on the above network share screen.

My Username

Edit: replied to ged by error

Slashes should be backwards.
Did you actually share the music folder on your Windows machine?

Just in case:

Update. The advise to add the windows user name and password provided enough clue. Also the file sharing link over a network in windows provided an additional clue.

What I did was turn off Password protected sharing for all Windows networks and I was able to finally access my windows music drive. So that is good.

Now - I still cannot access the music files on my Hi-Fi Rose 150B - which has a SDD that I ripped discs to. Does anyone have a clue on how to do this?

Update 2: I deleted the HiFi Rose network drive and recreated it. Entered the new network address and credentials and now I am able to access the music on this device.

This was quite the quest.

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Glad you got it sorted! :+1:t2:

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