Disk Folder

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Disk Folder

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From the Add menu select Disk Folder.

The Disk Folder dialog allows you to add a folder located on a local or network drive to your media library. It is also used to change properties of an already existing disk folder.



Title: Enter a playlist name that will be used in your media library and will also be used on devices.

Folder: Enter the full path to the folder. You can use the small button to browse for a folder.

Description: Add an optional description of this folder. You can see these description by using the View menu. Some devices may also support showing descriptions for files and folders.

Extensions: Enter file extensions that will be scanned in this folder and its subfolders. You can use Video, Photo and Music checkboxes to add and remove supported extensions to this list.

Automatically update: Lets you enter a period when this folder will be re-scanned for new files and also any files that need to removed or updated. The settings used to control this are available on the Update Folders dialog from the Options. Typically frequently-updated folders (such as where you download your files to) will be updated more often, while more static folders are not updated at all or updated less frequently. You can also force an immediate update from the main menu.

MPAA Rating: Set this to limit devices where this folder is displayed.

Include subfolders: When ticked will also process all subfolders of the folder being added.

Configure how files are processed before adding them in: Tick this to bring up an Update Folder configuration dialog that will let you specify how you want metadata to be processed when you click the OK button.


You can change the thumbnail for this folder by right-clicking on the picture in the top-left corner and using the popup menu to add a new image. Some devices will display these images when browsing folders.


Tip: You can add more than one physical disk folder by using the + button next to the folder path. This allows you to define a single root for multiple related disk folders.

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