1. yourguitarhero's Avatar
    A problem I have with my Surface RT is that I have about 2TB of movies, tv shows and music on a home NAS - Buffalo Linkstation
    However, you can't index them to the libraries which is where a lot of apps (including XBOX music etc) look. More info here: The missing link: Connection between Windows 8.1 and NAS | Trigger Spectrum

    Anyone with Win 10 had a try at that? In fact, does it even have libraries????????
    10-04-2014 12:30 PM
  2. VicByrd's Avatar
    After researching this issue for months and trying all sorts of workarounds I just installed this tool
    Google Zorn Software Win Library Tool (Newbies can't post links).
    Works unbelievably well. Simple.Try it you'll like it.
    Victor
    10-14-2014 10:43 AM
  3. yourguitarhero's Avatar
    Can't install software on Windows RT devices unfortunately
    10-15-2014 08:52 AM
  4. ronaldme's Avatar
    Some Buffalo Linkstation NAS's supports Windows Server...
    10-15-2014 11:24 AM
  5. yourguitarhero's Avatar
    Those NAS cost about 1000 though.

    These are all workarounds.
    The question I'm asking is: has anyone investigated adding Linux based NAS shares to libraries in Windows 10?
    10-15-2014 12:50 PM
  6. nicopizza's Avatar
    as I answered in another forum (http ://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_8-pictures/add-a-nas-photos-folder-to-win8-photo-library/4515a543-66ed-4191-9bec-fce1663c9f01)

    1. Open Windows Media Player (I am using WMP 12)
    2. Select "Organize" > "Manage Libraries" > select a library
    3. You will find a dialog box "Change how this library gathers its contents". Clicking on "Add" you should be able to select and add a folder on your NAS.

    Alternatively, since you are on a RT system, you can try this:
    1.First you need the "UNC" path to your NAS share, could be something like: "\\NAS\Photo Collection"
    2.Next create a folder on your hard disk with an "unusual" name; e.g. "C:\abcxyz". Integrate this folder as usual into your photos library.
    3.Now go to the directory
    C:\Users\\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Libraries\
    Copy the file "Photos" on the desktop
    4.Right mouse click on the "Photos" file on desktop, then "Open With ..." -> "Editor" Then you see a plain text file. Search for location of "C:\abcxyz" and replace it with the UNC path \\NAS\Photo Collection. Delete the following packages with the cryptic numbers between <serialized>...</serialized> Then the corresponding area should look like this:
    <simpleLocation>
    <url>\\NAS\Photo Collection</ url>
    </simpleLocation></li>
    5.Save the file "Photos". Copy the file "Photos" from the desktop back into the folderC:\Users\\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Libraries\
    and override the existing "Photos" file.
    6.Now you can delete the folder created in the meantime "C:\abcxyz" and the file "Photos" on the desktop.
    ...I hope it helps...

    I am also interested to know if file indexing from NAS folder works in Win 10 TP... I'll try it sooner or later...
    10-22-2014 02:44 PM

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