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giyad
January 15th, 2009, 02:51 PM
For some reason my sources go between "not connected" and "connected" all the time. I posted an image of what im talking about...

I'm running Vista premium and I added the networked sources via SMB. The media is on a separate drive than my OS on the same box, but for some reason if I use local sources it always uses this path C:\Users\x\AppData\Roaming\BOXEE\cache\Movies (Music or whatever), instead of Z:\Media\Movies (Music or whatever)

You can also see that the Music source shows 1 Total and 1 Resolved, even though the folder contains 6000+ files.... whats the deal here?

absint0o
January 18th, 2009, 03:02 PM
Same happening with me...

rbroudo
January 20th, 2009, 08:11 AM
Same here but only on Drive "H". Any local source I try to define that reside on drive "H" revert to "C:\document and settings ..."

marcel
January 20th, 2009, 09:01 AM
we are aware of this issue ..boxee uses internally drive Z,U,Q,T and H..

giyad
January 20th, 2009, 09:38 AM
we are aware of this issue ..boxee uses internally drive Z,U,Q,T and H..
at the risk of sounding stupid... uses those drives for what?

saroh
January 22nd, 2009, 07:25 AM
Hi, I had the same problem, managed to bypass it by mounting my H:\ drive as a subfolder of my f:\ drive (or anyother drive :p).

* Create an empty folder in a drive (ie. F:\myHdrive\)"
* launch the windows disk manager utility
* right click on you H:\ drive, select "Change drive Letter or Path" (sorry my windows isn't in english it might not be named this way :p)
* click the add button, in the "Mount in an empty NTFS subfolder" field select "F:\myHdrive\"
* add "F:\myHdrive\" to your boxee sources and you'll be able to access to your media :D

altermann
January 23rd, 2009, 01:23 PM
just so u know, same here...

absint0o
January 24th, 2009, 02:01 PM
i solved the problem, just put your external drive as F: in windows disk manager utility and run boxee, add the source and it detects again the drive!!!

altermann
January 25th, 2009, 02:58 PM
yeah F it works fine:

here is how to change the driver letter

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307844

Rusdude
February 6th, 2009, 12:34 PM
we are aware of this issue ..boxee uses internally drive Z,U,Q,T and H..

Good to know. Even if this is not going to be corrected, it'd be helpful if installer checked for any of those drive letters and popped up a message with a link to instructions on how to change drive letters :)

xscrubby
February 14th, 2009, 11:44 AM
so am i to understand BOXEE currently does not support external drives? OR it does but they have to be set as drive Z,U,Q,T and H?

kartar
February 18th, 2009, 01:19 AM
Thanks My Problem is also Solved.......:)

joeho
February 26th, 2009, 01:05 PM
I love this forum!! keep finding solutions to my problems here :-) thank you all!:)

StevenR
February 27th, 2009, 12:03 PM
so am i to understand BOXEE currently does not support external drives? OR it does but they have to be set as drive Z,U,Q,T and H?

You've got it the wrong way round there. Boxee supports drives (internal, external, or mapped shares) with any drive letter except any of Z, U, Q, T, or H (which it uses for its own purposes).

giyad
February 27th, 2009, 12:07 PM
You've got it the wrong way round there. Boxee supports drives (internal, external, or mapped shares) with any drive letter except any of Z, U, Q, T, or H (which it uses for its own purposes).
what purpose is that?