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#1 kevyc

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 08:06 PM

This was possible in the older version. Aliases show up as regular folders in the browser and I was able to navigate into the folder. Right now, they don't show up at all in the file browser.

 

I'm hoping this can be made as an available option on the server software.


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Posted 31 August 2013 - 08:39 PM

I don't remember implementing alias resolving in the old one, it's weird that it worked. However I do admit that this needs to get sorted out. 



#3 macman104

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 09:29 PM

I also would love to see this implemented for Windows shortcuts.

 

Right now, for example, I have TV shows sorted by Genre, but I also have an alphabetical listing of empty folders that contain the show name and then the genre they are listed under.  Same thing with Movies, sorted by Genre, and a directory of empty folders for each movie and the genre they can be found under.

 

More than any feature I think I want this :)



#4 avi

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 11:41 AM

+1

#5 edrikk

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 02:05 PM

For what you're trying to do in Windows, you should really be using Junction Points (or better yet, directory softlinks) I think... 

http://www.techrepub...olic-link-tool/



#6 macman104

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 02:45 PM

This is perfect!  I tried to make a junction point, and it AirVideoHD reads it correctly!  Thanks for the suggestion.

 

As a note, I did use the full path for creating the link.

mklink /J linkname fullpathToFolder


#7 rotarypower101

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Posted 28 January 2015 - 03:23 AM

I don't remember implementing alias resolving in the old one, it's weird that it worked. However I do admit that this needs to get sorted out. 

 

This is a sorely missed feature for me as well.

 

Have all TV shows spanned over multiple HDD, aliased to a single folder containing all in alphabetic order.

 

Super convenient !

 

Any chance this will be corrected soon?



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Posted 28 January 2015 - 04:08 PM

Do you use aliases for this? Symlinks and junction points should work.






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