Hey, @Wieczor. I’m sorry you’re having trouble getting set up. I know it can be a bit daunting at first.
Source folders are not designed to be used with external drives, NAS devices, or folders managed by third-party cloud services. Instead, you can add your NAS as its own device within Mylio by following the instructions here:
Importing from a NAS
This should help improve Mylio’s performance and your folder organization. You can set the NAS’s device quality to “Originals” and it will automatically sync and store the full-size original versions of all of your photos. To save space on your computer’s internal drive, you can set it up to only store the smaller “optimized” versions of your photos.
You can learn more about syncing and photo quality within Mylio here:
Understanding Syncing with Mylio
Mylio’s Folder View is a direct representation of where your photos are being stored in the file system. Whatever you see in Folder View will match the folders in your file system. Moving/deleting a photo or folder within Mylio will also move/delete that photo/folder from the file system of all of your devices. Similarly, if you add/delete a photo/folder in your file system in a location that is being referenced by Mylio, it will be added/deleted from Mylio and the change will sync to all of your devices. To be brought to the “Top Level” of folders that Mylio is referencing, click on the “Folders” tab within Mylio twice. You can right-click on a folder (or individual photo) and choose “Show in Explorer” and Mylio will open a file system window showing you where it is located.
I recommend taking the following steps:
- Remove the NAS folder as a source folder within Mylio (steps on this linked here – please ensure you do not delete the folder within Mylio. This would delete it from your file system as well)
- Add your NAS as a device and reimport your photos (see the first link above)
- Set your NAS’s Device Quality to “Originals” and your computer’s Device Quality to “Auto Optimized” (see the second link above)
Regarding your Android devices, Mylio will automatically create a folder for your Android device outside the Mylio Pictures folder named “Your_Device’s_Name’s Library” when importing from your device’s media library. You are welcome to move the photos to another folder after they are imported.
If you need any help, please do not hesitate to reach out to support from within the app by opening the View Menu (the three vertical dots in the top-right) and selecting Help → Contact Mylio Support.