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All my songs and videos are present in NTFS partition, as a result whenever i search for music in dash it results nothing. So how do i tell dash to look for content in specific folder rather than looking only in home folder.

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is your NTFS partition mounted? Usually Ubuntu does not mount it by default, unless you specified to do so. –  Rat2000 Sep 25 '13 at 8:07
    
yes, all NTFS partitions are mounted. Iam using Ubuntu 13.04 –  Laxman Sep 25 '13 at 8:11
    
Press Super+M(Windows button +M) and search for a track you have it on your pc and wait a wile. Please tell me if it finds it or not. –  Rat2000 Sep 25 '13 at 8:15
    
done as you said, but search did not find that –  Laxman Sep 25 '13 at 8:18
    
1 more question. Does your music file have the artist and the song name set? I am not sure but i think the music lens is searchng for those. –  Rat2000 Sep 26 '13 at 10:55

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Add your music to your player's library.

I think this question is very similar to this one. The Unity music lens uses different Scopes - Banshee by default, I gather - to provide results. This is part of the lens spec. Banshee ONLY provides music results that are inside its library, so anything else won't show up.

In any event, for ease-of-use, I'd recommend creating a symlink to your NTFS partition inside your music folder: ln -s /path/to/NTFS/music ~/Music/External. This way, Banshee'll see that music as existing inside your Music directory, as will any other player you use.

Edit: Just found a duplicate - here. Answers are quite similar.

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