How can I access the Plex folder on the NAS?

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How can I access the Plex folder on the NAS?

Post by chumbo » Thu May 28, 2020 2:34 am

Hi,
I'm migrating from Kodi to Plex and I have my Watched List from Kodi which I think can maybe be imported to Plex since they both use an SQL database to store that information.
I found instructions on how to import a Watch List (called Viewstate in Plex) file (.db) but it requires having access to the Kodi install folder which...I have no idea how to access on a QNAP NAS??
There is no visible system folder on QNAP NAS so...is it possible to do?
Thanks,
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Re: How can I access the Plex folder on the NAS?

Post by holger_kuehn » Thu May 28, 2020 3:27 am

That depends on how you've installed Plex and Kodi on your NAS? For the following steps I'll assume you installed both as qpkg.

Those apps are stored on your (first / system) Volume, that is usually named something like CACHEDEV1_DATA. The apps are stored in a directory .qpkg within that volume. So for Plex it's then (see photo):

/share/CACHEDEV1_DATA/.qpkg/PlexMediaServer/

You can create a share from control panel and point it to that directory in advanced settings. So you can easily access it and drop any files there.
I assume within the .qpkg folder you'll find your Kodi installation. I can not check this, as I never used it on the QNAP.

There is also a longer thread about this on the plex forum here: https://forums.plex.tv/t/create-a-share ... ory/160211

You will find a link to this (https://github.com/ukdtom/PMSLibShare/releases/latest) QNAP-App, which will just create that share for you.
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Re: How can I access the Plex folder on the NAS?

Post by chumbo » Thu May 28, 2020 4:37 am

But...how do you see those folders? If I go to my NAS from Windows Explorer, I can't see any of that and neither from the QNAP File Station? That really was the essence of my question, not so much where it is but how to see it (as I imagine if it where visible to me, a simple search for the word 'Plex' would find the relevant files & folders) ?
It's probably because it's a Linux OS running the NAS that I can't see it in Windows but is there a way to see it from QTS?
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Re: How can I access the Plex folder on the NAS?

Post by Trexx » Thu May 28, 2020 5:47 am

You generally can't... you either have to use something like CyberDuck to SFTP to the NAS, or Putty via SSH.

You aren't going to be able to see those locations via Windows Explorer.
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Re: How can I access the Plex folder on the NAS?

Post by chumbo » Thu May 28, 2020 6:24 am

Hmm....sounds too complicated for me. Thx anyway :-(
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Re: How can I access the Plex folder on the NAS?

Post by holger_kuehn » Fri May 29, 2020 1:32 am

holger_kuehn wrote:
Thu May 28, 2020 3:27 am
You will find a link to this (https://github.com/ukdtom/PMSLibShare/releases/latest) QNAP-App, which will just create that share for you.
That's why I posted the link to a small qpkg app, that will create the share for you. With this share you can access the library via file station or Windows explorer.
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Re: How can I access the Plex folder on the NAS?

Post by chumbo » Fri May 29, 2020 3:09 am

Thx! That worked beautifully!!
Now, I need to figure out how to import the Kodi Watched List...not an easy task it seems.
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