My problem is that when I click the blue link to change the location, I can’t figure out how to then browse to the right location. I only know how to manually input the IP address.
I also had the thought to update the IP address to my Synology via my router settings, but the format has changed. Previously it was 10.0.1.___ and I could adjust the last part.
Now it’s 192.168.86.___ and I can adjust the last part.
But it sounds like re-linking my original location is what I need to figure out.
I am curious though, what if I did need to change the actual locations of my files? I do regular backups, so there must be a way. I’m missing something
Roon matches tracks to the Roon database based on the file content (hash of files), not the file location.
Have you already started to edit the old storage location? If you haven’t, you could remove the old location and just keep the new one, and the library should have been matched up to existing entries.
However, if you had both locations enabled at the same time, then Roon would have imported the duplicates as new tracks and they wouldn’t be associated with the old entry.
If you have enabled both storage locations and Roon saw the two copies of music files, I would use one of your backups and repeat the process and ensure that only one of the storage locations is active and make sure Roon doesn’t perform the import twice.
Rugby, I don’t see a way to directly change the path. When I edit an existing path, I only have the option to Browse. Unlike when I initially set up the folder, I don’t have the option to input the path directly. see:
@noris Great info, thank you.
I just checked, and it looks like my last backup was actually in September. So, if there is a way to keep my latest changes that would be ideal.
I had started to import the new folder location but stopped it (it kept disconnecting, so it was taking forever).
Do I understand correctly that the reason it was importing as new, is because I still had the existing folder enabled? See my screenshot from my original post, there is a message that the drive is unavailable but is that still considered “enabled”?
If I remove the previous drive completely, then re-import it as a new folder, will it keep the modifications and history from my previous collection?
If I do need to use the backup file from Sep that should be fine, but please let me know what you suggest.
Golden rule…make sure you have backups schedules and running at least every few days…I cycle mine a max of ten times every 4 days so 40 days cover and I do that to local os drive and to a nas location so there are always options.