iTunes - Music Folder On SMB Network Drive

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by JamboUK, Sep 15, 2007.

  1. JamboUK macrumors member

    Jul 12, 2007

    I am a newbie with iTunes (and the Apple Mac for that matter).

    I have all my music files stored on a Freecom FSG-3 file server on my network which is effectively a Samba (SMB) drive. The folder is shared and connects no problem. I can play all my music from there is no problem after adding to the library via the import command (I have set it so the music does not actually get moved across to the iTunes folder - just the library info).

    Is there a way to set iTunes to monitor the folder so that it adds/updates new additions automatically to the library without me having to go back and add manually? Surely I am missing a trick somewhere? Every media player I have used has had this facility.
  2. swiftaw macrumors 603


    Jan 31, 2005
    Omaha, NE, USA
    No, iTunes does not automatically monitor folders.
  3. JamboUK thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 12, 2007
    Really? Wow - that is missing a trick surely? No one else have problems with this? I am surely not the only one who wants to use iTunes this way?

    Thanks for your reply.
  4. mrfrosty macrumors 6502

    Oct 1, 2005
    I believe automater is your friend here (as long as you are using OSX)
  5. JamboUK thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 12, 2007
    Yes...using OSX.... and yet to try automater. Here is my chance. Thanks!
  6. rsh macrumors newbie

    Mar 22, 2008
    Austria, Vienna
    I'm facing the very same problem.
    Has anyone found another solution than automator?
  7. Volante macrumors regular

    Feb 8, 2008
    You could use hazel for this, it's very easy to set up.

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