How do I create and manage network shares on my QNAP NAS?

How to create and manage network shares on your QNAP NAS

Creating a network share:

1. Log in to your QNAP NAS administration interface.
2. Go to "Control Panel" and click on "Shared Folders" to access the shared folders settings.
3. Click on the "Create" button to add a new shared folder.
4. Specify the name and description of the shared folder.
5. Choose the folder path on your NAS where the shared folder will be created.
6. Select the desired access permissions for the shared folder, such as read-only or read-write access for different users or groups.
7. Optionally, enable advanced permissions settings, such as quota management or access control lists (ACLs).
8. Click "Apply" to create the network share.

Managing network shares:

1. To manage existing network shares, go to "Control Panel" and click on "Shared Folders".
2. Here, you can view a list of all the shared folders on your QNAP NAS.
3. You can perform various management actions, such as editing the folder properties, changing folder permissions, enabling snapshot support, or deleting a shared folder.
4. To edit a shared folder, select it from the list and click on the "Edit" button.
5. In the edit settings, you can modify the shared folder name, description, path, and access permissions.
6. To change folder permissions, select the shared folder and click on the "Permissions" button.
7. In the permissions settings, you can add or remove users and groups, assign different access levels, and manage folder inheritance.
8. To delete a shared folder, simply select it from the list and click on the "Remove" button.

Note: It is important to carefully manage network shares and ensure appropriate access controls to protect the security of your data. Regularly review and update the permissions and access settings for your shared folders.

Additional resources:

- For more detailed instructions, you can refer to the QNAP NAS user manual.
- QNAP provides an online knowledge base and support forum where you can find helpful articles and discussions relating to network share management on QNAP NAS.

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