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Help! Music from network drive to Xbox Music App

  1. #1

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    Windows 8

    Help! Music from network drive to Xbox Music App

    Searched the tutorial-collection from my problem, but couldn't find one there. So...

    I've got my music-collection in a WD World Edition (White Light) -network drive. The path to the music is:

    Network\MYBOOKWORLD\Public\Shared Music

    The network drive also carries my photos and my videos.

    I understand that I can make symbolic link from that location to the Music -library and that way the music should appear in the the Xbox Music -metro app, because I'd really like to use that app (and other metro apps for photo and video).

    The problem is that I don't know how to make that symbolic link. I honestely don't even know wheather it works in W8 or only W7.

    Can someone confirm this could be done similar way you can make it happen with SD-card.

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  2. #2

    Posts : 1
    Windows 8 Pro

    Hi MSalo,

    To create a symbolic link in windows follow these steps,

    1. Go to your Music library and create a sub folder (Can be called anything)
    2. Right click on the folder and select Include in Library and then select Music
    3. Now delete this sub folder you have just created in the Music folder
    4. Open uo command prompt and run as an administrator
    5. At the command prompt type the following ...

    mklink /d c:\Users\<Username>\Music\<Sub Folder Name> \\Network\MYBOOKWORLD\Public\Shared

    6. Press Enter, you should get a message advising the link has been created and that's it

    You can repeat this for all libraries you have setup in Windows

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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