# Roon OS Data Directory --- ##### [[_ROCK: Getting Started_|ROCK: Getting Started]] _> Roon OS Data Directory_ --- <br> Roon OS automatically exposes a shared network folder (SMB share) called `/Data`. Be careful modifying files or folders in this directory , as this could lead to permanent data corruption and/or loss. Some reasons you might want to access the shared `/Data` folder include: - Accessing internal or USB storage connected to Roon OS - Copying music to internal or USB storage connected to Roon OS - Adding codecs required by Roon - Replacing or accessing Roon's database - Accessing Logs # Accessing Roon OS's Data Directory With ROCK running on your network, you can access Roon OS's `/Data` directory like any other SMB share. - **Windows ** - In Windows Explorer, type `\\ROCK\` - **MacOS** - In Finder, click _Go_, then _Connect To Server_. Then type `smb://ROCK/` and connect as a Guest In either case, you can also replace `ROCK` with the IP address of your Roon OS device. _These instructions assume you are using ROCK -- if you are using Nucleus or another product based on Roon OS, consult your product documentation for the correct host name, or just use the device's IP address._ # Using Roon's Data Directory ### Accessing Storage and Importing Music If you've connected a USB hard drive to Roon OS, or if your Roon OS device has a separate internal hard drive for storing media, you can access this storage using Roon OS's Data directory. Once you've accessed Roon OS's data directory, all your connected storage should appear under the `/Storage` folder. Roon OS will assign a unique folder name for each shared folder based on it's volume name, model number, serial number, etc. If you want to import music, connect to Roon OS's `/Data` directory, find the folder you want to copy music to in the `Storage` folder, and copy your music over. Then, you can set up Roon to watch your media by following [these instructions](https://kb.roonlabs.com/FAQ:_How_do_I_import_music%3F). You can also use Roon OS's Storage folder like a "Mini NAS", to provide network access to files that are not "watched" by Roon. <br> **Note: You cannot store music on the Roon OS system drive.** If your Roon OS device has internal storage or a connected USB drive, you should see a folder in the `/Storage` directory: <img src='http://roon-kb.s3.amazonaws.com/c7746f61-cd38-4640-93a7-aba4fd79921c.png'/> **If your `/Storage` directory is empty, your Roon OS device does not have media storage available.** If you think something might be wrong, [let us know](https://community.roonlabs.com/t/im-having-a-problem-with-roon-where-do-i-report-it/2185/5). ### Adding Codecs ROCK requires that codecs are installed in order for your Roon Core to function properly. You will want to place the `ffmpeg` file into the `Codecs` folder in Roon OS's `/Data` share. For more information about installing Codecs, see [here](https://kb.roonlabs.com/Roon_OS_Missing_Codecs). ### Accessing Logs Logs for your Roon Core can also be accessed via Roon OS's `/Data` folder. You'll find the `Logs` folder in the `RoonServer` folder. If you need to provide logs to Support, please follow the instructions [here](https://kb.roonlabs.com/Logs). ### Accessing Roon's Database If you are migrating your Roon database to Roon OS, we recommend using Roon's backup feature, as described [here](https://kb.roonlabs.com/Migrating_To_ROCK). Roon OS's `/Data` share allows access to Roon's database, in the `RoonServer` folder. While it is possible to swap or replace your Roon database via the `/Data` share, **do not modify the Roon database stored in the `RoonServer` folder unless you know what you're doing, as data loss is possible.** Note: If you are accessing or copying your Roon database, you must first stop Roon Server via Roon OS’s web interface.
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