To add your locally stored music to Groove:

  1. Open the Music app.

  2. Select Settings and then select Preferences.

  3. Select Choose where we look for music on this PC.

  4. Tap or click the “+” button to see your local folders.

  5. Select a folder, select Add this folder to Music to add the folder.

  6. After you've added all your music folders, select Done.


To remove music folders:

  1. Select the “X” in the upper-right corner of the folder tile.

  2. Select Remove Folder to confirm.
    Note You can’t remove the last folder. The collection needs at least one folder to work.

  3. Once you've removed all the folders you want to remove, tap or click Done.

If you have music stored externally (for example, on a USB flash drive or an external hard drive):

You can add music from a USB flash drive or external hard drive directly to the library.

If you have music stored on a network or network access storage (NAS) drive:

To use a network drive with the Music app:

  • The drive must be hosted by a Windows operating system.

  • You must have Windows Search and Desktop Experience features installed.

  • You must enable Indexing for the share.

If you have to install or enable these features, you may have to rebuild the index for the share to function correctly with the Music app.

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