Features

  • The default file manager for browsing, previewing, and managing files and folders stored on Synology NAS
  • Shareable file links can be easily created, added with password-protection or validity period, and then be safely shared to specific users
  • Easy access from the following devices: personal computers, tablets, and mobile phones
  • Virtual drives, remote folders, and public cloud storage can be mounted on Synology NAS with File Station to make remote data readily and locally accessible

Specifications

  • Supports up to:
    • 100 concurrent remote folders
    • 100 cloud services and file servers
    • 1,000 shared file links
    • 1,000 files in the upload queue
    • 512 local groups*
    • 512 shared folders*
    • 16,000 local user accounts*
  • Recycle Bin to recover or retrieve deleted files
  • Viewable and adjustable ACL permissions of files and folders
  • Supports Windows ACL editor
  • Customizable displays of additional attributes
  • Interface to edit the music information of audio files
  • Management of files and folders stored on Synology NAS includes:
    • Creating, renaming, or deleting files and folders
    • Copying or moving files and folders
    • Uploading or downloading files and folders
    • Compressing or extracting archived files and folders
    • Viewing documents from Synology Office, Microsoft Office Online, or Google Docs
    • Using Photo Viewer to view photos, Video Player to view videos, and Audio Player to play audio files
    • Browse folders/files in list view, tile view and thumbnail view
  • Drag and drop to move files between browser windows
  • Supports keyboard shortcuts
  • Virtual drives can be mounted to access the contents of disc (.iso) image files
  • Remote folders can be mounted from remote servers supporting the SMB1/SMB2/SMB3/NFS protocols
  • Remote connection to public cloud services and file servers can be made via a variety of protocols
    • Supported public cloud services include:
      • Box
      • Dropbox
      • Google Drive
      • Microsoft OneDrive
    • Supported protocols include:
      • FTP
      • SFTP
      • WebDAV
      • WebDAV HTTPS
  • Files can be shared:
    • With other users on the same Synology NAS
    • As email attachments with a built-in email client
    • Via easily generated shared file links or QR codes
    • By creating and managing file requests (i.e., file-uploading invitations) to be sent to non-DSM users
  • Shared file links can be:
    • Configured with validity periods, valid access times, and password protection to enhance security
    • Centrally managed via Shared Links Managers where users can edit, share, or remove existing shared links
  • Search (both regular and advanced) can be performed to find and display the desired files according to various criteria
  • Indexing folders allows for more efficient search results
  • Logs regarding file transfer and user activities are available for review and export
  • Speed limits can be set for specific users and groups transferring files

Limitations

  • A folder containing more than 10,000 subfolders cannot be opened at the lower folder to ensure optimal browser performance
  • Drag and drop between browsers or between tabs is not supported on Internet Explorer
  • Remote connection folders and mounted remote folders do not allow for regular searches to be performed
  • Virtual drives and .iso files can only be mounted to subfolders contained within shared folders
  • NFSv4 only supports the TCP protocol
  • Certain features cannot be applied to files stored on public cloud services or file servers, e.g., Compress to, Extract, Preview, etc.
  • The user speed limit settings of the connected cloud service or file server can affect the overall transfer speed of that remote connection
  • File request links do not allow for folders to be uploaded
  • Certain cloud-specific limitations may apply when connecting to a cloud service, please refer to this link for more information
  • Upload feature may vary with the type of web browser used, please refer to this link for more information

Note

  • The number of supported local groups, shared folders, and local user accounts may vary for different Synology NAS models (Refer to each NAS model's product spec for the recommended number)