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Importing Music from a USB drive (innuOS 1.x)

Inside your Innuos Settings, you will find that you have a number of options to import your files into your Innuos server. You can connect a compatible USB drive to the back of your unit; you can connect it to a NAS and you can utilize your Auto Import folder inside your Innuos. In this article, we will focus on showing you how to import music from a USB drive.

Inside your in your browser > Select your Innuos unit > Import to see the import options
Follow the steps below to import files from your external USB drive using the “Import from USB option“: > Import > here you can see your 3 import options and your Import history

1. On the back of your Innuos unit locate the USB ports and connect you compatible USB drive to it. Make sure your drive is USB 3 compatible and it is working properly.

Avoid external drives that come with a pre-installed security software to prevent any issues with your Innuos recognizing it.

2. Once properly connected navigate to your browser and type > select your unit > select ‘Import” from the menu > Import window

3. Click on the Import USB option on the top left

Import from USB option in > Import

4. The pop-up window will remind you to connect your USB drive to the back of your Innuos so after that click “Next

Connect your USB drive to the back of your unit reminder

5. The next window will have you identifying your connected USB drive then afterwards click “Next

Select your connected USB drive window

6. If you have folders in your drive this next window will prompt you to select one otherwise it will import the entire drive

Choose your folder or all of your drive option window

7. On the next window, you will be able to choose from two types of Import options then click on “Next
Quick Import: Choose Quick Import to preserve the existing file and folder structure, and place the Music in a sub-folder that you can name for easy identification.
Import: Choose Import to automatically re-organize the folder structure, based on the file metadata. Albums that are missing crucial metadata or are duplicates can be edited later on Import History.

Quick Import or Import type option window

8. Both options will allow you to choose a name to your import action (this will make things easier to identify it in your Import History)

Giving your USB drive import a custom name

9. Depending on how many files you have in your USB drive this next window will just quickly pop up to tell you that your import is in progress

Appearance time may vary in this importing your files window

10. At last you will receive a pop-up window with the message that your USB Import process has been completed

USB Import completed window also reminds you that you can check your Import history for more details
If a file was not imported successfully or for more information on the imported files visit your Import History in the > Import > Import History

Import History button