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Linking external files in Metro UI


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Hi people,

I installed Windows 8 today on my machine. Everything works perfectly, I'm still playing with some options and trying to figure out what's what and what's where etc, but at the moment I'm struggling with only one thing. I can't seem to get my files (music, movies etc) from external hard drive to show in metro (music, photos, videos etc). I installed windows 8 on a separate partition on my iMac 21.5" just to play with this new OS. I have my music, movies, photos saved on my main hard drive (Macintosh HD) so I thought it won't be a problem to "link" (add) it to libraries in windows (and it wasn't a problem, I added all of my folders in libraries without any issues). But I can't seem to see those files through metro UI. And I can't play those files trough default applications (example, through photos, videos all part of metro ui, but if I choose to view those files with windows photo viewer, or windows media player I have no problems what so ever). If I copy some of those files to "local" folders (ie to My music or My Pictures) metro picks it up without any problems, those files become visible through metro. But I don't want to copy all of my photos, music and videos to those windows libraries, there must be a way for me to add them so they become visible in metro. I am playing with this for almost couple of hours now without any success. Is there someone who knows what I'm talking about and a possible solution??:D

Thanks in advance

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    System Manufacturer/Model
    iMac 21.5"
    4 GB


x64 all the way!


1. Click the down arrow next to Files.
2. Select Computer from the menu.
3. Select your other drive.
4. Locate your file and click Open.

If at stage 3 your drive doesn't appear you will need to make a new partition that is NTFS or FAT32 and move your files on to that.

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro x64(!)
    Computer type
    System Manufacturer/Model
    acer Aspire AS7736G
    Intel Core 2 Duo T6600
    Acer JV50
    DDR2 4096MB
    Graphics Card(s)
    nVidia GeForce G210M
    Sound Card
    nVidia High Definition Audio, Realtek High Definition Audio (basically IDK)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17.3" LED LCD Laptop Screen
    Screen Resolution
    Hard Drives
    Hitachi HTS545050B9A300
    Iomega Select Desktop 2251799813685248(?)B(2TB) HDD
    Internet Speed
    Around 5Mbps
    Google Chrome
    avast! Antivirus 8
    Other Info
    X64 FOR THE WIN :D