I am reworking some of my files for Roon. The software seems to rekindle an interest in music that might have waned some over the years. My query is how deep can one nest files/folders before Roon can not find them. Is there a known number or what do the other users think or do?
Is focus restricted to top level files/folders only? I am on a Mac, but structure for the most part is the same. In my comp folder, I am wondering how far I can nest down. I use HD’s as my watched folder(s).
Focus/Inspector/Storage location uses only top level Storage folders. There are a wide variety of other Focus tools.
If you want a more granular Storage location Focus you can disable the parent folder and add each underlying folder as a primary Storage location. This would enable you to Bookmark various Focus searches including such locations. Some people might do this to create Tags for such subfolders and then revert to the single parent Storage location.
I am aware of the ‘company line,’ but have close to 10K albums and I am not going to throw them in a heap, for anyones company line. I think I understand how/why Roon dropped folder structure, but it is a marketing thing, not something the team most likely ‘wants’ to do. Many folks have a mess, and for them this ‘Roon’ way works. I am good with that, but I don’t have a mess and do not want to introduce one at this time. SO, the question is how deep, can one go, not if it is policy or not. Should be a simple enough answer, if some one knows it.
Oh my this made me cross-eyed just looking at that folder depth ha ha. Seems like you solved it anyway, if the file system can handle it then Roon should be able to.
I wondered why the need for this by the OP but honestly if I look at my folders some are that deep, at least four or five. Say “multiple artists” > “soundtracks” > “XXX album” > “CD 1” for instance. That’s four deep (or is it five counting the root directory?). Anyway, always gets found.
I have a bigger problem with long file names but mainly due to the limitations of my older NAS I think and the file system used on it (HP MediaVaults which are starting to be long-in-the-tooth).