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Xbox Music App with music on 2nd drive


esullivan

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The xbox music app for Windows 8 will not show any of the music in my library. I have narrowed it down to the fact the all my music on a 2nd hard drive.

If I move a couple of songs to the c drive and add that folder to my library, they will show up. However nothing in my library that is on the 2nd hard drive will show up

Anyone have any thoughts on this?
 

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cluberti

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Make sure your index is searching and indexing those folders on the second drive - Xbox music (and videos, for that matter) only see media that has been indexed by search. You may want to look at the search/indexing options in the control panel to make sure the folders containing your media are being indexed - if they are, give the index a rebuild. That can fix things (I find that on my tablet sometimes).
 

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Edited my post - see the links above. They might help.
 

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Yes, A is a special drive letter (as is B), or at least used to be. What happens if it's drive D (or E, or something higher), and you use junctions (and add those junction folders on your C: drive) to your library? Remember after everything is "working" with the library and junctions to completely (completely) rebuild your index from scratch.
 

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esullivan

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A and B WERE special letters, but in Vista (or 7) they were free to use. Special legacy apps would have issues when you used them, but this drive was A for 3-4 years in 7 and it worked just fine.

Seems to be working now, after I rebooted and did a rebuild of the indexes, it's populating.
 

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Good to know - I still tell folks it's special cased because it saves the trouble of finding out they DO have some random old app that breaks down using it. It still happens, unfortunately.
 

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soju59

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Interesting - sounds like either your library is broken (any folders in there should show up), or indexing is. You can always try adding the second drive's contents as junction points to folders on your primary drive inside your library. This is how we get around issues with tablets and SD cards, for instance:
Team Radicus | Surface and SD Card
http://www.winsupersite.com/article/windows8/surface-tip-microsd-content-libraries-metro-apps-144658
Worked great on my Samsung ATIV 500T. Thanks.
 

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Robertre

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I'm running into exactly the same problem as the fellow who started this thread. I have all of my music on an external drive, and the Music App isn't finding any of it. All of my libraries are set up properly (I know this because the Zune app I installed and Windows Media Player are both finding all of my music just fine). I have tried creating both Junction points and symlinks from my c:\Users\Robert\Music directory to the place where my files are, with no luck. The Music App keeps putting up a message to the effect of "It looks like a lot of your music isn't showing up right" at the top, but when I click on it for more help, it just takes me to the same old instructions for how to set up my libraries, so that's no help whatsoever.
The music is on my I: drive, by the way, so there's no problem with magic drive letters.
Anyone have any ideas?

-Rob
 

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