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Cannot access partitions/drives using Linux Foobar2000

Sorry if this has been asked before but I have an issue with the Linux port of Foobar2000. I have a dual-boot setup (Linux and Window 10) and Foobar2000 isn't showing any mounted drives where I keep all my playlists and music files. If I try to load a playlist it only shows the 'C' drive where Windows is and a 'Z' drive where Linux is.

I have tried to find an option to unlock/show other partitions which are mounted but there can't find anything.  Is there a work around for this issue?  All other Linux players can 'see' my other partitions so it doesn't appear to be a 'mounted' issue. I am quite new to Linux, so this is a bit of a head-scratcher for me.

Thanks in advance for any help...

Re: Cannot access partitions/drives using Linux Foobar2000

Reply #1
There is no official Linux port of foobar so perhaps explain your setup in more detail. Are you using WINE to run it on Linux?

Re: Cannot access partitions/drives using Linux Foobar2000

Reply #2
Thanks for replying. I installed it using the terminal with snap. It was an online guide..

http://ubuntuhandbook.org/index.php/2018/02/install-foobar2000-snap-ubuntu-16-04/

Wine doesn't appear to be installed. Ive tried searching for it but the name doesn't come up.
Foobar2000 runs ok, but it's just accessing my music drives that I have an issue with.


Cheers,

Re: Cannot access partitions/drives using Linux Foobar2000

Reply #3
Then you are better off asking the maintainer/community of said project. Also, it uses WINE under the hood, based on the beginning of the article you linked.

Re: Cannot access partitions/drives using Linux Foobar2000

Reply #4
Ok many thanks

Re: Cannot access partitions/drives using Linux Foobar2000

Reply #5
If you use a snap, you can't access your entire filesystem. You'll have to find another way, or somehow grant extensive permissions to that snap.

Re: Cannot access partitions/drives using Linux Foobar2000

Reply #6
Hey @ymo1965, you could try this:

1) Install foobar2000 via the Ubuntu Software program
2) Afterwards go to Permissions and enable "Read/write files on removable storage devices".

I have a similar setup to yours (dual boot Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS / Windows 7), and following these steps enabled me to see my mounted drives in foobar. They were located at \media\...

However, this only worked partially. Once I selected my media library, the files and folder structure were not displayed correctly. But maybe you won't have that problem or can find a solution. If you do, let me know : )

Good luck!

 
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