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Questions / Network Folder for Library in Windows 10
« on: May 21, 2021, 09:02:05 PM »
I am slowly losing my mind over this. So my music is all stored on a hard disk in my desktop PC. This PC is connected to the home network via ethernet. I now want to share the music library folder with the network so MusicBee on my laptop can access it - since my laptop doesn't have a big HDD.

But somehow it doesn't matter what I'm doing, sharing my library folder with everyone or a specific user or whatnot, the shared folder simply does not appear on the network.

I have shared the windows media library with the network and added my music folder to that (I have the music folder on the D: drive since the drive where the OS is on is smaller). Now I *can* access those files on the laptop - but apparently ONLY through Windows Media Player.

This is probably more of a Windows issue than a MusicBee issue - is there either a way to add the windows media library thingy to MusicBee? It doesn't appear when I try to add it through the preferences. It does however appear when I pick "add file to library". OR can someone help me figure out how to share a folder on my network? There must be something silly I'm not seeing. I've followed all the tutorial steps but nothing works.

Questions / Multiple Discreet Libraries and how to maintain them
« on: October 19, 2020, 06:34:36 PM »
So I want to maintain two completely separate and discreet libraries on my PC.

One library as a "master" library of files, many uncompressed / lossless, and another library that's a mirror for my portable devices with a lot of the same files, but in compressed, lossy formats. I keep those two libraries on the same hard disc, but under different paths, something like I:\Music and I:\Portable. There should be no confusion as to what's supposed to be in what library and what library should be open at any given time. Somehow MusicBee doesn't seem to want maintaining that distinction, and I don't see how to make it do that.

I was rearranging a few things in the portable library while adding files in Windows Explorer to the location of the master library, and SOMEHOW - because MB monitors the master folders - the added files for the master library showed up in the portable one. And now this keeps on going, with more and more "master" entries appearing in the "portable" library. And I don't see how to either stop or reverse it.

Also I don't see how you can delete or modify an existing library, as under MusicBee > file > libraries I only see options of adding NEW libraries, and in the preferences > library option I can only tick what folders MusicBee monitors, but not whether or not those folders are supposed to show up in any specific library.

I'm sure I'm missing something here, because what's the point of offering separate libraries if the program can't seem to differentiate between them?

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