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NAS drive not indexing

  1. #1


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    Windows 8.1

    NAS drive not indexing


    Hi I have a Sony Vaio connected by Wi-Fi to a BT home hub, which has two NAS drives connected to it by Ethernet.

    I deleted all media files photos, videos, mp3s off the Vaio to save disc space, with the intent of accessing them off one of the NAS drives.

    Problem is, Windows 8.1 photo app is not locating them. Music app neither. Seems to only be looking locally and at Skydrive.

    Yet if I go to Windows media player it finds them on the NAS and builds a library of mp3s.

    Drive is properly mapped as a network drive and browsable in file explorer.

    Is there something I need to set in the apps, or is it an app limitation?

    Thanks guys.

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  2. #2


    Quote Originally Posted by dakeb View Post
    Hi I have a Sony Vaio connected by Wi-Fi to a BT home hub, which has two NAS drives connected to it by Ethernet.

    I deleted all media files photos, videos, mp3s off the Vaio to save disc space, with the intent of accessing them off one of the NAS drives.

    Problem is, Windows 8.1 photo app is not locating them. Music app neither. Seems to only be looking locally and at Skydrive.

    Yet if I go to Windows media player it finds them on the NAS and builds a library of mp3s.

    Drive is properly mapped as a network drive and browsable in file explorer.

    Is there something I need to set in the apps, or is it an app limitation?

    Thanks guys.
    You might try adding those drives or folders from the drive to a Windows Library in order to see it from those Apps.
    Library - Add a Folder to in Windows 8
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  3. #3


    Posts : 82
    Windows 8.1


    I found the easiest way is to include them in the library in Windows media player, then the apps pick up the library local without having to do shell commands.
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  4. #4


    Quote Originally Posted by dakeb View Post
    I found the easiest way is to include them in the library in Windows media player, then the apps pick up the library local without having to do shell commands.
    Windows Media Player is typically linked to a Windows Library but doesn't have one of it's own so it's the same thing either way.

    Glad you have resolved your problem.
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