Een netwerklocatie toevoegen aan de bibliotheek in Windows 8

Wanneer je in Windows 8 een netwerklocatie toe wilt voegen aan de bibliotheken zegt Windows dat dat niet kan omdat deze niet geïndexeerd is. Er wordt echter ook niet aangegeven hoe je dat zou moeten doen. De oplossing vond ik op :

  1. First you need the “UNC” path to your NAS share, could be something like: “\\NAS\Video Collection”
  2. Next create a folder on your hard disk with an “unusual” name; e.g. “C:\abcxyz”. Integrate this folder as usual into your video library.
  3. Now go to the directory
    C:\Users\your name\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Libraries\
    Copy the file “Videos” on the desktop
  4. Right mouse click on the “Videos” file on desktop, then “Open With …” -> “Editor” Then you see a plain text file. Search for location of “C:\abcxyz” and replace it with the UNC path \\NAS\Video Collection. Delete the following packages with the cryptic numbers between <serialized>…</serialized> Then the corresponding area should look like this:
    <url>\\NAS\Video Collection</ url>
  5. Save the file “Videos”. Copy the file “Videos” from the desktop back into the folder C:\Users\\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Libraries\
    and override the existing “Videos” file.
  6. Now you can delete the folder created in the meantime “C:\abcxyz” and the file “Videos” on the desktop.