# FAQ: What's a watched folder? What's an organized folder? --- You can add your local music to Roon in 2 ways: watched folders, and organized folders. Both can be configured from the Storage tab of the Settings screen, and **we strongly recommend using watched folders in most cases**. ## Watched Folders ## Watched folders are probably the most common way to set up Roon. When you set up a watched folder, Roon will scan the folder and add any music it finds to your library without moving or changing the files at all. Roon will also monitor the folder for changes, so any music you add later will automatically be imported. ## Organized Folders ## An organized folder is a folder that's managed by Roon. Any music in that folder will automatically be organized by Artist and Album, and the **files will be moved to the appropriate folder**. **We recommend only using organized folders as a place for new imports**. Roon generally sets up one organized folder in your operating system's Music directory. Once you have an organized folder set up, any music you drag and drop into Roon will be copied to your organized folder, even if you're running Roon as a remote. ## Local vs Network Drives ## Both watched and organized folders can be located on local or network drives, and you can add multiple watched or organized folders. Note that on OS X, networked folders must be mounted using SMB, not AFP.
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