Struggling to add a music library from Network to Roon

Core Machine (Operating system/System info/Roon build number)

Mackbook pro. Model Name: MacBook Pro
Model Identifier: MacBookPro13,2
Processor Name: Intel Core i5
Processor Speed: 2.9 GHz
Number of Processors: 1
Total Number of Cores: 2
L2 Cache (per Core): 256 KB
L3 Cache: 4 MB
Memory: 16 GB
Boot ROM Version:
SMC Version (system): 2.37f20
Serial Number (system): C02TJ0R6HF1T
Hardware UUID: 82F24723-9588-5593-8CA6-058DEE569629

Network Details (Including networking gear model/manufacturer and if on WiFi/Ethernet)


Audio Devices (Specify what device you’re using and its connection type - USB/HDMI/etc.)


Description Of Issue

I am trying to add a music library from a shared iMac source - the server address is - smb://iMac._smb._tcp.local/LaCie/20-07-24-201737 4 Melco backup 25-7-2020 - but try as I might I can’t get Roon to recognise it either in this format or as //iMac/LaCie etc - I am sure it may just be a small thing but I have spent over 4 hours with it and I an very frustrated - some simple help would be m much appreciated



Hi @Mark_Thomason,

Welcome to the forum!
Does this guide (<-clickable link) help with the issue?

I have already tried following this twice and as far as I can see have done everything on the list - but Rood does not recognise nor give a reason why - the latter being the most frustrating!
I will look again

Hello @Mark_Thomason, are things working now? I wanted to check in and see if we’re ready to continue troubleshooting. Let me know!

No, I am afraid I am struggling miserably!! I have a selection on my Desktop system on an external disc and a second copy, plugged into my my time capsule. I can see both copies from the Mac Laptop on which I have the core - but no matter what I do I can’t add them to the Roon Library - and so a whole TB of music is not accessible - it is very frustrating and I don’t know what to do next!!

Hello @Mark_Thomason, my apologies, but I’m happy to help! Do you get this far? Do you get any errors popping up? Please send me a screenshot.

Let me know how far you’re able to get through the process outlined in that document and we’ll go from where things are getting stuck.

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