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How to add files on a NAS to a Plex library on Windows

BigWheelBigWheel Posts: 10,249Members, Plex Employee, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Plex Employee
edited June 2017 in Tips, Tricks & How-Tos

Original Thread and tip by Ottokerner https://forums.plex.tv/discussion/comment/1291830/#Comment_1291830

If you have installed Plex Media Server on your Windows computer, you add shares on your NAS this way:
Surf to the media on your NAS using the Windows file explorer:

click into the address bar of file explorer once and press CTRL+C to copy the so-called 'UNC path' into the Windows clipboard.

Then switch into Plex Web and create a new library.
On the 'Add Folder...' tab, click on 'Browse for Media Folder'
in the resulting window, delete everything from the address bar (topmost)
then press CTRL+V to paste the previously copied 'UNC path' to your media into the address bar
click 'Add'
click 'Add Library'

Logs > https://support.plex.tv/articles/201869908-log-files/
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