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    Slimserver not picking up iTunes library on mapped drive

    I am running Slimserver 6.5.4 on Windows XP, and recently had to reorganise my hard disks to free up some space. As a result, my MP3s are now in a subdirectory rather than a root directory as they were previously.

    To keep my iTunes library running as before, I have set up a virtual drive using SUBST, so that to the OS everything appears as it did before (with all of my MP3s stored under the root of the L:\ drive)

    This seems to work fine in iTunes - everything running just as expected. However, when I go into Slimserver, it is only showing 2 albums in my library, where previously I had a couple of thousand. On checking, both of these albums are stored on a different drive from the rest of my collection, and hence have not moved.

    I have tried rescanning the entire library several times, but I always end up with just the same two albums.

    Can anyone help me out?

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    Slimserver not picking up iTunes library on mapped drive

    > To keep my iTunes library running as before, I have set up a virtual
    > drive using SUBST, so that to the OS everything appears as it did
    > before (with all of my MP3s stored under the root of the L:\ drive)


    It's not to the OS that it looks the same, but to you ;-). And to the applications running for you. But if SlimServer is running as a service, it very likely doesn't see that mapping. Try to shut it down and set it to "run at logon" to run in your realm.

    Michael

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    Thanks Michael, that seems to have solved it - albeit a bit strangely. I stopped & restarted the Slim service, did a rescan, and all of the albums appeared. However, in iTunes (which had been running at the time), my library emptied itself except for the two albums which I mentioned. But on rebooting (with Slimserver set to start at login) both Slim and iTunes seem OK.

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