How to Perform a Factory Reset on Your Synology NAS

Performing a Factory Reset on Your Synology NAS

To perform a factory reset on your Synology NAS, you can follow these steps:

Step 1: Accessing Your NAS

1. Connect your computer to the same network as your Synology NAS.

2. Launch a web browser and enter the IP address of your NAS.

3. Enter your username and password to log in to the Synology DiskStation Manager (DSM) web interface.

Step 2: Initiating the Factory Reset

1. Once logged in, click on the “Main Menu” icon in the upper-left corner of the interface.

2. Select "Control Panel" from the menu that appears.

3. In the Control Panel, click on "System" and then "System Information."

4. On the System Information page, click on the "Restore" tab.

5. Click on the "Factory Reset" button to initiate the reset process.

6. You will be prompted to confirm the factory reset. Click "OK" to proceed.

Step 3: Completing the Factory Reset

1. The NAS will now begin the factory reset process. This may take some time, so please be patient.

2. Once the factory reset is complete, the NAS will automatically restart.

3. After the restart, the NAS will be restored to its default settings.

4. You can now set up your NAS again by following the initial setup wizard.

It is important to note that performing a factory reset on your Synology NAS will erase all data and settings on the device. Therefore, it is recommended to back up any important data before proceeding with the reset.

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