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Old 01-09-2015, 01:11 PM   #1
cryptolo
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Help with Music player and USB flash storage


I keep my Music on a USB flash drive. I do not have room on my laptop to store my mp3 library so this is not an option. Whenever, I remove the flash drive (or restart my computer, i think) my music player (rhythmbox currently) forgets where the music is stored. I have to go through reimporting my whole music library which is time consuming and tedious. I imagine that my music player can't find the files because the flash drive gets mapped to a different mount point or something after restarting or removing the drive.

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How can I setup my laptop so that my music player can find my music library on a usb flash drive without needing to constantly re-import my library?

Also, I have the same question re: to syncing to cloud storage. How can I automatically sync flash storage to the cloud?

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Old 01-09-2015, 01:43 PM   #2
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You can use a symbolic link in your hard drive filesystem to usb drive directory. Then you have to just change that symbolic link if you usb mount directory changes.
 
Old 01-10-2015, 02:51 AM   #3
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I have a similar setup with Amarok (my music player). I keep my library on an external hard drive. I only open Amarok when the external drive is mounted (which it almost always is). I never have had your problem.
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