How can I reset my Synology NAS to its factory settings?

How to Reset a Synology NAS to its Factory Settings


If you need to start fresh with your Synology NAS and clear all the previous settings, resetting it to its factory default settings is the way to go. This guide will walk you through the steps to help you accomplish this.


Before you begin, ensure that you have the following:
- Access to the Synology NAS web interface
- Administrative privileges on the NAS

Steps to Reset Synology NAS

1. Open a web browser on a computer connected to the same network as the Synology NAS.
2. Enter the IP address of the NAS or its hostname in the address bar and press Enter.
3. Log in to the NAS using your administrative credentials.
4. Once logged in, click on the "Main Menu" icon on the top-left corner of the web interface.
5. From the dropdown menu, select the "Control Panel" option.
6. In the Control Panel, click on the "Update & Restore" icon.
7. On the left sidebar, click on "Configuration Backup" to access the configuration backup settings.
8. In the Configuration Backup tab, locate the option "Restore Configuration" and click on the "Restore" button next to it.
9. A warning dialog box will appear to confirm the factory reset. Read the warning carefully, as this action will erase all data and restore the NAS to its default settings.
10. To proceed with the reset, click on the "OK" button.
11. Wait for the NAS to complete the reset process, which may take a few minutes.
12. Once the reset is complete, the NAS will automatically reboot. You will then need to set it up again as if it were new.

Important Notes

- Resetting the Synology NAS to its factory settings will erase all data stored on the NAS drives. Make sure to back up any important data before proceeding.
- The reset process may vary slightly depending on the model and firmware version of your Synology NAS. Always refer to the official documentation or support resources specific to your model for accurate instructions.

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