View Full Version : Trouble scanning shortcuts

2005-11-06, 19:07
After an evening reading through every relevant thread I can find, I am still unable to have SlimServer scan any files on the other end of a shortcut. I have some theories, but am not networking-savvy enough to troubleshoot further without help. Apologies in advance for the level of general computing ignorance I'm about to exhibit:

Here's the situation:

* ordered my Squeezebox just today, so I'm using Softsqueeze

* I'm on XP. SlimServer scanned the files in the My Music folder like a charm. I am now trying to set up a shortcut in that folder, pointing to my wife's music folder on her iBook.

The Mac is on on our wireless network. When I set up a shortcut to that music folder on that IP address, it see the .lnk within the folder when I Browse Music Folders but cannot drill down further.

Accessing her Mac from my Windows box does require a username/password, but I have the SlimServer Service set up to run under my XP login, so as far as I can tell, that should not be an issue (or is it? hunch #1)

I believe my shortcut is using a UNC path ("\\\sonnet\Music\iTunes\iTunes Music"), so I don't think it's that issue either.

Possibly relevant: an earlier attempt to include a shortcut to another folder on my local drive had the same result. Those files did not show up until I moved the folder in question directly into the folder I had Slimserver pointed at (hunch #2 -- malformed links).

Any input would be gratefully received.

2006-01-03, 15:18
I'm only using shortcuts within the top level of my music collection folder... my music folder is basically ."..My Music\Collection\", and then within that folder I have the following shortcuts, all to local drives:

01/02/2006 10:46 AM <DIR> .
01/02/2006 10:46 AM <DIR> ..
12/05/2005 10:08 PM 523 C Drive.lnk
12/05/2005 10:08 PM 482 G Drive.lnk
12/07/2005 06:08 AM 398 H Drive.lnk
12/05/2005 10:09 PM 341 J Drive.lnk
12/05/2005 10:14 PM 668 X Drive.lnk
12/05/2005 10:19 PM 461 Y Drive.lnk
12/05/2005 10:12 PM 380 Z Drive 1.lnk
12/05/2005 10:12 PM 446 Z Drive 2.lnk
12/05/2005 10:13 PM 434 Z Drive 3.lnk

Each of those shortcuts points to a path like "J:\Music"

I know this is a couple months late, but came across your note while looking for something else... maybe the problem is with UNC paths vs. local paths? I hate Windows file sharing/remote file access stuff sometimes.