How to get Traktor to play music off an external hard drive
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    Default How to get Traktor to play music off an external hard drive

    Hi! I know the answer is pretty easy but how do you get traktor to play songs off an external hard drive. I have my first gig tomorrow(Saturday) with my new mixer and software.

    Its a USB3 WD HD.

    I clicked on the "explorer" tab in the music playlist area and couldn't find a way to open my external hard drive. I know the HD is working. Any help asap would r o c k!

    Thanks a ton.

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    drag and drop from an external window to add to the collection. however, i would not recommend using an external hd for gigs, but thats on you mate
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    drag and drop from an external window to add to the collection. however, i would not recommend using an external hd for gigs, but thats on you mate
    Thanks Jester. Do you mean, search for the songs I want to play on the external HD, then add only those songs to traktor, then play? Is it possible to just have a folder in traktor that opens to my external HD?

    Thanks

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    Try adding the folder or path on the external hard drive that you are trying to access.
    Go to Preferences/File Management > Music folders > Add Folder. Navigate to the external hard drive and any particular folder you want to access.

    Then in the Explorer Node open 'Music Folders' and the external drive should appear.

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    Can you tell Traktor to not analyze the tune so you don't get latency while playing out?

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    Yeah you can uncheck the preferences to analyse on Load To Deck or/and Import To Collection. Traktor will import all music played to the collection but that won't affect playback.

    To be honest I often find myself re-analysing tracks during a gig. I never have any performance issues, I just try not to do anything whilst it's analysing.

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