Originally Posted by gmanhdtv
That is the way it is configured, shows duplication of genre folders based on which hard drive the files are in. I believe the above method only works if all movies are kept out of genre folders???
OK, here is how I believe it should be set up. One disclaimer though, I haven't used the virtual folder shortcuts myself since they are such a PITA, but I have read about others using it, so it should work. Also, there are multiple ways to set this up to get the same results, this is just one method. If this method doesn't seem right or is too complicated try searching the General Help or Tutorial forums over at Mediabrowser.tv.http://www.mediabrowser.tv/forum/
To start off, lets assume you have 2 HDDs labeled C and D where your bluray genres and movies will reside. On the configuration page, in the left hand panel, you still have your DVD, HD-DVD and Bluray headings. DVD and HD-DVD stay the same. You would point Bluray to a new folder you have created, let's call it C:/bluray/genres. That's all you have to do in the configuration wizard, so exited out of it when you are finished.
Now you set up your genre folders. Let's start with just 2, Action and Comedy. In C:/bluray/genres create a new Action folder and a new Comedy folder. There will be no movies stored in these 2 folders, just shortcuts pointing to the actual movie folders and a .jpg or .png of the Genre Icons you wish to use. That's all for the genre folders for now.
Now you move on to the actual movie folders. I would use the following format "X:/ActionX", so you would have the following new folders on your C and D drives:
Once those 4 folders are created, you would drag and drop the appropriate movie folders into each of them. You can put an Action movie into either of the 2 ActionX folders and MediaBrowser will still display all of your Action movies in alphabetical order, so don't worry about keeping them grouped together.
The last step is to go back and add the shortcuts to the genre folders. They will each contain the following:
C:/bluray/genres/Action will have 3 items in it
Folder.jpg (The icon you want to see for Action)
Shortcut to C:/ActionC
Shortcut to D:/ActionD
C:/bluray/genres/Comedy would also have 3 items
Folder.jpg (icon for Comedy)
Shortcut to C:/ComedyC
Shortcut to D:/ComedyD
That should be all there is to it. I left out the actual format for the "Shortcut to C:/ComedyC" because I have never actually used it myself and didn't want to give you bad info on it. I'm sure it is located somewhere on the MediaBrowser Wiki or you could ask one of the experts over in the MediaBrowser forums.
As you can see, it is a bit of a pain to get setup, but once you have it done it is painless to add new drives or network shares to you collection. Good luck.