Sonos seeing my NAS

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I'm trying to set up my Play 3 to work with my Mac Mini and external NAS, I've tried to copy the directory route from my iTunes set up (//volumes/xxxx xxxx/iTunes) into the Sonos application on my desktop but it says it can't find it, any thoughts on how to set this up?
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The Sonos system uses the UNC form of a network path. It's a little different from how a Mac handles connecting to your NAS.

The UNC form looks like this: \\nas-name\sharedfolder

Where nas-name is the hostname or IP address of your NAS (using the hostname is recommended if your NAS doesn't have a static IP address), and sharedfolder is the name of the shared folder on your NAS that holds your music.
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Are you saying that if I replace the 'volume' with the NAS IP address/folder name e.g.
'192.123.456/xxx xxx/iTunes' it should be ok?

Otherwise I think you've lost me completely
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For the most part, yes. And change your / to \ instead.

So it should look something like...

\\192.168.1.99\xxx xxx\iTunes
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I had used my server name "\\media_server\home_share\music" until today when my Buffalo NAS did a Firmware Update--then the SONOS was unable to 'see' the computer (NAS) anymore.

I used the address "\\192.168.1.xx\home_share\music" (xx = local address) and the Music Library re-attached!