Connecting to Music source

Core Machine (Operating system/System info/Roon build number)
Roon Download 10/10/20
Roon Server on NAS (SSD) Storage Pool 2 - DataVol1, Music Stored Storage Pool1 - DataVol2
Mac-Mini i5 6 core 8Mb DDR4 RAM
OS Catalina, 10.15.7.

Network Details (Including networking gear model/manufacturer and if on WiFi/Ethernet)
5E cables, hard wired from Mac-Mini to Netgear Switch to QNAP TS-253 Pro (NAS) + Linn DSM.

Audio Devices (Specify what device you’re using and its connection type - USB/HDMI/etc.)
Linn Akurate DSM that seems to be working via Roon Core on Mac-Mini; common 5E ethernet connection via NetGear switch to Mac & QNAP NAS.

Description of Issue
Goto “+ Add Folder” specify pathway (various efforts) but none successful - get error message.

Mac-mini ID = michaellee
Folders (Standard Mac) plus = Multimedia (this folder created as “Shared Folder” with NAS)

QNAP fixed IP ( = “MyStore47”
500Gb SSD; Storage Pool 2; DataVol1 = Where Roon Core is Located
2 x WD (Raid 1) HDD’s; Storage Pool 1; DataVol2 = Various/Multimedia/MyMusic (folders)

Any help will be appreciated,

Need a little more info.

What ‘various efforts’? What ‘error message’?

Screen prints always help.



With the Roon Core on NAS, the music folders on that NAS are local … thus when pointing the Roon Core to them a local folder path should be specified rather than a network share.

I’d recommend reading the Roon Knowledge Base, to get a heads up on its architecture.

However, in short … Roon on your iMac when connected to the Roon Core on your NAS, is operating as a control device for the Core.


Hello @Michael_Lee1, carl has the right idea here. Please let me know if you have any further questions! The article he’s referring to is available here.

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