How to Create a Shared Folder on Your Synology NAS

How to Create a Shared Folder on Your Synology NAS

To create a shared folder on your Synology NAS, follow these steps:

Step 1: Access the Synology DSM Interface

1. Connect your Synology NAS to your network and make sure it is powered on.
2. Open a web browser and enter the DiskStation's IP address or hostname (e.g., in the address bar.
3. Enter your username and password to log in to the Synology DSM (DiskStation Manager) interface.

Step 2: Open the File Station

1. In the DSM interface, click on the "File Station" icon to open the File Station app.
2. The File Station window will appear, displaying the file management interface.

Step 3: Create a Shared Folder

1. In the File Station, click on the "Create" button in the toolbar.
2. Select "Shared Folder" from the drop-down menu.
3. Enter a name for the shared folder in the "Name" field.
4. Choose the location where you want to create the shared folder.
5. Set permissions for the shared folder by selecting the appropriate checkboxes for Read, Write, and Execute permissions.
6. Click on the "Create" button to create the shared folder.

Step 4: Configure Advanced Settings (optional)

If you want to configure advanced settings for the shared folder, follow these steps:

1. Right-click on the newly created shared folder and select "Properties" from the context menu.
2. In the Properties window, you can modify various settings such as sharing permissions, user/group permissions, advanced privileges, quota, and more.
3. Make the necessary changes and click on the "OK" button to save the settings.

Congratulations! You have successfully created a shared folder on your Synology NAS. Now you can easily share files and folders with other users on your network.

Note: It is important to properly manage and secure your shared folders to protect your data. Make sure to assign appropriate access rights and regularly backup your files to ensure data integrity.

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