I would like to have Music (noise) use multiple folders as sources. Is this possible?

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Essentially, the official answer is that you cannot.

But, there is a workaround - you can use symlinks to trick Music into loading files from multiple folders.

For example, you can create a folder in your external hard drive and then create a link to it in ~/Music.

Noise will be none the wiser, and will show all of your music from multiple locations without issue.

On my system I've chosen to keep my music folder clear of symlinks, so I've instead created a folder called merged music, and placed links to the music folder and other locations where I've stored music files. This way I can fine tune my library in other apps without causing any issue with duplicates.

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