Plex has been working flawlessly for me for over a year now. But suddenly, in the last few weeks, it doesn't recognize when new TV shows are added to my TV folder.
Here's my setup: I've got my TV files stored on an external hard drive (formatted as Mac OS Extended [Journaled]) which is connected to my Mac Mini via FW800. Both the Plex Media Server and Plex client sit on the Mac Mini. I've set the PMS to update the library when changes to my TV folder are detected, but suddenly it stopped recognizing new TV shows being added to my TV folder.
Here an example of what I've noticed: When a new episode of The Colbert Report is added to the Colbert Report folder (/Volumes/TVShows/Colbert Report), the "date modified" time stamp on the Colbert folder updates correctly. However, the "date modified" time stamp on the parent directory that Plex is watching for changes ("TVShows") doesn't change. I think this might be why PMS isn't updating my library. I think PMS is looking at the TVShows folder and sees that the time stamp hasn't changed, so it thinks that no new shows have been added.
Am I on the right track? If so, any ideas how I can correct this?
Easiest way to tell if this is the cause, do a turbo scan, check if anything has been picked up. The, run a deep scan and see if anything has been picked up.
If the Deep Scan found new stuff, but the turbo scan didn't - then it is the dates not updating causing your issue.