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New to posting in the forums, and have done my best to try to find an answer somewhere but cant find any information how to solve my problem.


I have used the automatic organizating feature to give my media the correct names and to store them in an ordered fahion.



I use emby server running on a windows 10 PC

I used to store all media on a NAS on my network, but as the storage space ran out, and since i also needed to upgrade the NAS to be a bit faster i invested in a new NAS and decided to move parts of my data to the new location.


I moved all data concerning TV to the new NAS - from the old NAS


After changing the library to reflect the new NAS i find all data reachable from my apps without any problems.


But... when adding a new epiosode of a show to the watch directory i find that the auto organize feature recognizes the show, but cannot find the path for the show (in this case - ie the old NAS). I then try to click the small folder icon to try to tell Emby to change the path to the new NAS, but that does not work.

The response i then get is:

The following file will be moved from:





\\\tv\Queen of the South (2016)\Season 1\Queen of the South - 1x1

Are you sure you wish to proceed?



So I assume the information about the target is stored with the series, in an XML file, but i have no idea where this might be.

I did remove all smart matches, but that did not help.


Any suggestions as to what could be done to change the storage path would be greatly appreciated.



- Also - thank you for a brilliant app - its perfect for both me and my family.



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My library was moved from /volume4 to /volume6 and everything works fine, but auto organize still somehow points to the old location and because it does not exist anymore fails with "access denied".

2017-11-14 20:45:44.767 Info HttpServer: HTTP POST UserAgent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64; rv:56.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/56.0
2017-11-14 20:45:44.798 Info App: Sorting file /volume2/autoorganizefolder/abcd-x264-106.mkv into series /volume4/series/Some Series
2017-11-14 20:45:44.805 Info App: Sorting file /volume2/autoorganizefolder/abcd-x264-106.mkv to new path /volume4/series/Some Series/Season 01/S01E06 - Sometitle.mkv
2017-11-14 20:45:44.834 Warn App: Access to the path "/volume4/series" is denied.
2017-11-14 20:45:44.836 Error HttpServer: Error processing request
	*** Error Report ***
	Command line: /var/packages/EmbyServer/target/server/MediaBrowser.Server.Mono.exe -package synology -programdata /var/packages/EmbyServer/target/var -ffmpeg /var/packages/EmbyServer/target/ffmpeg/bin/ffmpeg -ffprobe /var/packages/EmbyServer/target/ffmpeg/bin/ffprobe -restartpath /var/packages/EmbyServer/scripts/restart
	Operating system: Unix
	64-Bit OS: True
	64-Bit Process: True
	User Interactive: False
	Mono: (tarball Thu Sep 21 19:34:24 CST 2017)
	Processor count: 8
	Program data path: /var/packages/EmbyServer/target/var
	Application directory: /volume1/@appstore/EmbyServer/releases/v3.2.36.0
	System.Exception: Access to the path "/volume4/series" is denied.
	  at Emby.AutoOrganize.Core.FileOrganizationService+<PerformEpisodeOrganization>d__31.MoveNext () [0x000bc] in <8572b145ecc545d8806f27f93948fd6f>:0 
	  at Emby.AutoOrganize.Core.FileOrganizationService+<PerformEpisodeOrganization>d__31.MoveNext () [0x000bc] in <8572b145ecc545d8806f27f93948fd6f>:0 


I also tried using the "Smart Matchs" tab to remove the series, and retried, but still the same problem.

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Right now this is a known issue. It's happening due to old database entries hanging around. We need to improve our database cleanup and then that will resolve this. Thanks.

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