How do I create a shared folder on my Synology NAS?

Create a Shared Folder on Synology NAS

To create a shared folder on your Synology NAS (Network Attached Storage), follow these steps:

1. **Access the DSM web interface:** Open a web browser and enter the IP address of your Synology NAS. Log in using your administrator account credentials.

2. **Open the Control Panel:** Once logged in, click on the "Main Menu" button at the top-left corner of the screen and select "Control Panel" from the dropdown menu.

3. **Navigate to Shared Folder:** In the Control Panel, locate and click on the "Shared Folder" icon under the "File Sharing" section.

4. **Create a new shared folder:** Click on the "Create" button to start the shared folder creation wizard.

5. **Specify folder details:** In the creation wizard, provide a Name for the shared folder. Choose a descriptive name that reflects the content or purpose of the folder.

6. **Choose location and volume:** Select the specific Volume where you want to create the shared folder. You can also select the "Create New Volume" option if you haven't created any volumes yet.

7. **Set access permissions:** Configure the access permissions for the shared folder. You can choose between "No access," "Read," "Read/Write," or "Custom" permissions. For custom permissions, you can define access rights for specific users or user groups.

8. **Enable advanced settings (optional):** If needed, you can enable advanced settings such as Recycle Bin, File Compression, or Encryption for the shared folder.

9. **Apply changes:** After specifying all the necessary details, click on the "Next" button to proceed.

10. **Review and confirm:** Review the summary of the shared folder settings. If everything looks correct, click "Apply" to create the shared folder.

Congratulations! You have successfully created a shared folder on your Synology NAS. You can now access and share files within this folder with other users or devices on your network.

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