Create network shared folder on Mac OS X

ATTENTION: It is highly recommended to use NAS drive as music storage. The average file scan speed by Lightning Server is 20 files per seconds when using with NAS drive. This speed can drop to 2 files per seconds if use with a network shared folder created by computer such as Mac OS X and Windows PC.

If you are experiencing slow scan speed, please consider to use NAS drive or use Lightning Server with USB mode.

NOTICE: Mount network shared folder created by Windows PC and Mac OS X is only supported by Lightning device with firmware version 2.7 and above. 

1, Click the Apple icon and select System Preferences.

2, In System Preferences, please select Users & Groups.

3,  If the current setting page is locked, you need to unlock the setting by use (1) click the lock to make changes. After the setting is unlocked, you can (2) add a new account used for access network shared folder.

4, Create a new account and select Use separate password as the Password option, then input password below. Do not to use password with space and special letter.

5, Go back to System Preferences then select Sharing.

6, There are 3 steps to setup in the Sharing setting page.

Step 1: Select the folder where your music is stored. Here we choose Music as our folder.

Step 2: Choose Options, then make sure the Share files and folders using SMB option is clicked. Under Windows File Sharing, the account we just created should be clicked to access the folder.

Step 3: Add the account we just created to Users section and change the permission to Read & Write.

7, Go back to System Preferences and select Network.

8, Select your current connected network then you can find the IP address of your computer.

9, fill the SMB patch in Lightning Server setting section and select Mount to mount the path. For the folder we just created, that will be 192.168.1.4/Music.

10, Now Lightning Server has been setup for use the network shared folder created on your Mac computer as the storage. You will be able to use Lightning Server when the initial scan is complete. 

If you have made any changes to your music folder, please make sure to use 'Rescan' function to let Lightning find our recently added music files.

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