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    Remember last folder - Default=off
    When enabled, MediaPortal will remember the last used folder, so hitting the back button will return to the last folder used, rather than to the top of the list. This option must be enabled in the skin you are using, and may only be enabled for some windows (See Configuration > GUI >  GUI Settings Section  - Allow remember last focused item on supported window/skin Default=off). 

    Add optical drives - Default=off
    Enable this option to include optical drive letters in the list of folders 

    Switch to removablesDefault=off
    Enable this option to automatically switch to removables drives such as DVD, Blu-Ray, USB or external HDD drives. whenever the drive is connected or media is inserted.

    Add/Edit Folder 

    When you configure Videos, Music or Pictures, you may choose which folders contain your media files. For information on the system folders used by the MediaPortal application see Folders/Files

    Selecting Add or Edit in the folders dialog will present you with this window.


    Provide a useful name for your Folder

    Visual name:

    Add a descriptive name to the menu and it will become the common name for the folder to show in MediaPortal.

    Setup Secure access to a folder

    PIN code:

    You can also set code on each folder. This prevents unauthorized access through MediaPortal to the files stored in that folder, but this offers no protection outside MediaPortal. PIN codes are numerical and have a maximum length of 4 digits.

    Create Thumbs (Video folders only)

    If you have enabled the option 'Auto Create Thumbs' in GUI > Thumbnail Settings, you may choose to create thumbs or not separately for each video folder. This can be useful for videos that do not have movie covers, such as home videos, documentaries, etc.

    Specify the path of the folder

    Local Folder:
    You can enter the path to the folder or you can set the location by browsing to the folder on your system.UNC connection paths (eg \\machinename\sharename) are also allowed thus removing the need to setup a mapped drive on each client.

    Specify the default layout

    This option gives you the opportunity to configure how the content will be displayed when you access the share. Default: List 
    The following layouts are available:

    • List (Default)
    • Icons
    • Big Icons
    • Album
    • Filmstrip

    Dedicated movie folder (video folders only)

    Use this option if every sub folder of the selected folder is a unique movie folder - i.e. contains only one movie per folder.

    Setting FTP Folders

    This is a remote FTP folder - Default: off
    If the share you want to connect is located on a FTP Server you can enter the necessary connection details here.

    • FTP server - Default:
    • TCP/IP port - Default: 21 (Note, only port 21 is supported)
    • Login
    • Password
    • Folder on the remote FTP server - Default: /

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