11-09-2012, 02:25 AM #76
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If you're looking to just add your media library, I wrote a write up a 2 days ago:
How To add your MicroSD to a Windows Music, Picture, or Video Library
It's pretty straight forward, and unless you're looking to make it into your primary for everything, this has worked great for me. Hope it helps.
Last edited by kane4fire; 11-10-2012 at 04:46 AM.
- 11-09-2012, 10:24 AM #79
HOpefully it works well, can you confirm that these issues dont exist with this method?
-Music stopping after a few seconds the tablet goes to sleep
-not recognizing new files
11-09-2012, 01:05 PM #81
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this method for a few days now with no issues on my end. It plays the songs even when the screen sleeps (both time out and power button)
The new files do propagate, but it seems to take a few minutes before it is added to the library. I am guessing it takes a while for it to search and find it. It also might just be due to my music library collection size.
Last edited by kane4fire; 11-10-2012 at 04:34 AM.
- 11-09-2012, 03:16 PM #83
I initially did what Paul suggested and mounted my SD card, adding the folders to the library, etc.
I copied the Xbox Music folders into the SD card, and everything was working fine -- but I noticed it had two 'copies' of each file (ie. Artist - Song.wma, Artist - Song (2).wma), so I deleted the entire directory of all the music.
Now, songs cannot be downloaded, the option is not available. Additionally, any song I play that isn't in SmartDJ just plays 30 seconds!
Does anyone else have this issue? It's super frustrating - I don't want to have to wait 30 days to delete the device and try again (if that's what's required)
- 11-09-2012, 04:19 PM #84
11-09-2012, 04:24 PM #85
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- From the Start screen, flick up from the bottom and choose All Apps
- Scroll all the way to the right and launch Command Prompt
- On the task bar, 'right-click' Command Prompt and choose Run as Administrator
- In the new Command Prompt window, type powershell [Enter]
- Type set-executition policy unrestricted [Enter]
The script should run now - reboot and see.
And you don't need the quotes.
- 11-09-2012, 08:57 PM #87
After being on phone with Microsoft support for 2 hours, (1 hour with the Xbox Music team, an hour with the Surface team) a Device 'refresh' fixed the issue I was having. Haven't seen if that's affected anything else yet.
Have you all been able to use the VHD method and have it be the default save location?
11-11-2012, 08:05 AM #88
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11-23-2012, 02:06 AM #92
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This worked really well for me when I first did it but for some reason now when I open my pictures app all I see are the file names but no images.
If I go back to file explorer in the desktop they are all there in the VHD I created and if I double click on a picture there it takes me back into the pictures app and displays the picture correctly.
Any ideas as to what's happening?
- 11-25-2012, 06:50 PM #93
For people still having some sort of problems, you might want to try following:
1) Go to index options, check if all the locations that you need are included
2) Go to index options -> advanced to rebuild indexes
Worked for me...
11-27-2012, 10:35 AM #94
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