Small Green Computer SonicTransporter Ver. 2.8 ST9, Intel i9, 8GB RAM
Roon Version 1.8 (Build 846)
Networking Gear & Setup Details
Connected Audio Devices
Dell XPS PC with 16GB of RAM
ROON Version 1.8 (Build 831)
Connected on same home network
Number of Tracks in Library
Description of Issue
When launching ROON, to play music on my PC, I noticed that “This PC” was missing as if Roon doesn’t detect it. As you can see from the screenshot, all other Roon Ready devices are detected on the network but not the local PC which has ROON installed.
I am unable to set anything up to play the files as Roon doesn’t see that it exists. There was an update this morning for all Roon devices.
I’ve tried uninstalling ROON from my PC but didn’t check off the 2nd box which asked me if I wanted to delete my library. Since ROON Core is on my SGC SonicTransporter with my files sitting on a NAS, I wasn’t sure checking this off would delete those files.
Regardless, the uninstall/reinstall did not work. ROON refuses to detect this PC.
I installed ROON on a Dell laptop that has never had ROON installed. The installation went quick and immediately was recognized. I was playing music from my library in minutes.
So, my question now is, how do I get a fresh installation of ROON on this PC without affecting my ROON Core and files on my NAS?
Should I be clearing some hidden files on my PC for a fresh install?
It may be that the Firewall exception rules for Roon have gone awry and need to be corrected. You can test this by temporarily turning off the Firewall on your PC and seeing whether the Audio devices then appear.
It’s probably the setting for the RAATserver that needs attention. See here for more information:
If you’re not sure how to proceed, come back here and we’ll try and help further.