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.
    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
    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:
    <url>\\NAS\Photo Collection</ url>
    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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