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Smart TV only seeing three folders on Synology

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I recently purchased a older Samsung Smart TV and want to use it stream movies and media from my Synology running DSM 4.3. I installed Media Server and the TV sees the Diskstation but for some reason only displays 3 folders on from it (video, Music, and Photos). I store all my media in different folders than those three 'default' ones. If I copy a movie into the video folder, the TV can see and play it. How can I get other folders on the Synology to show up on the TV? For example, volume1\movies?

Thank you!

Brian
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On the Synology, go to Control Panel, then Media Indexing Service.
Go to the Indexed folder tab.
Add whichever other folders you want the SmartTV to see.
It will take a little time, depending on the number of movies and other media you have in these folders, for them to get indexed and show up.
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Wow, not sure how I missed that... Thank you Akahan!
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