Ubuntu – How to make folders ‘ seen’ by PLEX


When I want to add a folder to PLEX I cannot find it.

I have 2 harddrives in my computer. Ubuntu 13 installed on the 120GB SSD and another 1TB normal harddrive which contains 1 Folder called 'Films'. In that folder there are many other folders with films in it.

When I add a Movie section from PLEX I can select the 1TB harddrive. So the drive is recognized. But afterwards I cannot select the folder 'Films' althoug it is there.

The filemanager (second icon from the top on menu bar) does show the folder.

Any clue how I can make sure PLEX recognizes this folder so I can select it?

Best Answer

  • Here is my solution:

    Remove the old installation of plex:

    sudo apt-get remove plexmediaserver
    sudo apt-get purge plexmediaserver
    sudo rm -r plexmediaserver/

    Download plex from the website

    Go to Downloads folder

    Install plex:

    sudo dpkg -i plexmediaserver_0.

    change user to you instead of plex:

    sudo nano /etc/default/plexmediaserver

    Run once

    http:// localhost:32400/web/index.html#!/dashboard


    sudo service plexmediaserver stop

    add user to group:

    sudo addgroup plex youruser

    sudo addgroup youruser plex


    sudo service plexmediaserver start
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