It is great to hear from you. I appreciate it.
- I am not sure what you mean by Network Hardware…
Most Roon access is via Mac or through iPad apps. I have a Nucleus and the Library sits on a NAS Drive
My Settings are in the attached Screen Shots
The Music use to used to sit in a Sooloos Directory, but has been cleaned up and moved into a Music Roon Directory, after serious corruption and loss of data ins Sooloos.
I enclose a couple of screen shots.
(While reviewing the “New” Directory, including some of my new rips, I can see plenty of inconsistencies in the way that some of the sub folders “look”. Eg there are some Album Titles in places where I would expect to see an Artist Name. I intend to delete those and re-rip.
There is also difficulty with Classical Music. Eg I have ripped Bach’s Well Tempered Clavier - Two volumes of double disc sets, by the same Artist (Andrew Schiff), but only one volume actually appears under his name.
I also attach a screen shot of albums by Order. I see now that all albums say “date added May 21”. To clarify, I disabled the Directory, in order to see the remaining files (Tidal AND Non Tidal). When re-enabling, it seems like all albums were marked as added today.
You will see that 2 Disc sets have not been recognised as such, and I will have to merge those (the ones you can see have only been ripped today, so are not the ones I referred to earlier). However, there were a couple of older albums, ripped weeks ago, that I have had to merge again.
Another screen shot shows albums, most of which are albums that had their cover art changed by Roon between me disabling my Music Roon Directory, and then re-enabling it again. A few albums are ones that I might re-rip, in order to get the correct art attached. I am unable to source the correct art when using the Edit function (either identify data, or edit Album).
I disabled it in order to see which folders Roon could still “see” which were not in the Music_Roon folder, AND were not Tidal either.
Here is a screen shot of one, where you can see the “apparent” source (local):
You will also note that for another album in this group the “versions” are all completely different (they have no relation to the original album). I am currently unable to delete these albums:
With respect to the albums that “became" hidden, you are right - those were duplicates.My mistake. Should have noticed.
I did NOT have a back up, as I assumed that my Music_Roon Directory would not be impacted.
Backing up is something I want to put in place once I had finished completing my library.
I am not sure what Backing Up WITHIN Roon does.
Where does any back up sit.
If there is a best practice for backing up memorialised, pease do send the link. In total I have about 850 albums, of which about 3/4 already sit in the Music_Roon library
AGAIN, THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR HELPING ME.
I AM DEEPLY GRATEFUL,
All the best