Optimum method of adding own albums to Roon library

You don’t no. Never had to do it on Rock and it’s never missed a track. It can happen if ripping direct to the storage as that takes longer and there are intermediate files ripped first before the final ones are finished which can mess it up.

Yes, but this is when moving between watched locations. In the help article on moving local files, note step 3:


If you are moving files between locations, drives, or machines, then it is best to avoid letting Roon see 2 copies of the same file at the same time:

  1. Be sure you have a current backup of your database before proceeding

  2. In Roon’s Settings > Storage, remove all old storage folders that contain the files that are being relocated.

  3. For performance reasons, if you are adding a large amount of music (1000’s of tracks), quit Roon (or stop RoonServer on Nucleus). The best experience will come from letting Roon look at the folders when the files have settled.

  4. Move/Copy the files to the new location

  5. If you stopped Roon in Step 3, start it again.

  6. In Roon’s Settings > Storage, add the new watched folder location.


Thanks, Geoff,

That many is surely the crucial factor.