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Libraries on the "desktop" not available in metro


perry59

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I believe this is a win8 problem, even though I'm running it in a virtualbox I dont think that is the cause, it only showed me the problem. (maybe I'll post this in the VM forum too)
As stated, I got win8 running in virtualbox. It installed no problem. Took a little effort to get my virtual win8 to see the "real" hard drive on my win7 machine (had to RTFM and install "guest editions"). So now my virtual win8 can see my local drives. So far so good. The problem then became that the local drives that win8 sees are actually seen as network shares. This meant I could not add them to libraries, hence photo apps, video apps etc see no media. With some more effort and lots of googling I managed to get the network shares added into the libraries. I thought all problems were solved, NOT!
Note that all this tweaking was done in the desktop mode...
Even though win8 sees libraries with tons of media, when I start one of the included metro apps for photo's or video's it still says there is no media!
So the desktop see's libraries with lots of stuff, metro see's nothing! "Metro" cant be looking at its own seperate libraries can it? that would be dumb. Does anyone know what might be going on here?
 

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Hopachi

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Hi Perry

Virtualbox shared folders are indeed network shares.
Don't rely on the metro apps too much because at the moment some of them are not so stable/complete.

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Hopachi
 

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