Release Notes for Universal Search

Synology Universal Search is a powerful search tool for your Synology NAS. In one search, you can find matched items from photos to notes. You can also index folders to provide precise and prompt search results by filename or file content. With Synology Universal Search, everything on your Synology NAS is just a few clicks away.

Version: 1.6.0-0534


(2022-02-17)

Compatibility & Installation

  1. This version is only compatible with DSM 7.1 Beta or above.

What's New

  1. Added support to lead users directly to the correct Control Panel tab by clicking on the search results.

Fixed Issues

  1. Fixed an issue where indexing might be stuck after renaming a large number of files.

Version: 1.5.2-0516


(2021-09-28)

Fixed Issues

  1. Enhanced the efficiency of memory usage so that indexing or searching is less likely to cause the system to go out of memory.
  2. Fixed an issue where encrypted shared folders were not indexed after system reboot.
  3. Fixed an issue where reindexing might be necessary when mounting an encrypted shared folder after restarting the package.
  4. Fixed minor bugs.

Version: 1.5.2-0515


(2021-08-31)

Important Notes

  1. The update is expected to be available in all regions within the next few days. The actual time of release may vary slightly depending on the region.

Fixed Issues

  1. Enhanced the efficiency of memory usage so that indexing or searching is less likely to cause the system to go out of memory.
  2. Fixed an issue where encrypted shared folders were not indexed after system reboot.
  3. Fixed minor bugs.

Version: 1.5.1-0510


(2021-06-01)

Compatibility and Installation

  1. Updated to be compatible with DSM 7.0.

What's New

  1. Supports backing up and restoring index rules and application configurations via Hyper Backup.

Version: 1.5.2-0323


(2022-03-15)

Important Notes

  1. The update is expected to be available in all regions within the next few days. The actual time of release may vary slightly depending on the region.

Fixed Issues

  1. Fixed an issue where indexing might be stuck after user renames or modifies a large amount of files.
  2. Fixed an issue where pausing indexing might unexpectedly consume high CPU usage.
  3. Fixed minor bugs.

Version: 1.5.1-0316


(2021-02-23)

Bug fixed

  1. Fixed an issue where repeatedly disabling and enabling user home folder within a short time might cause operation error.
  2. Fixed an issue where canceling the move of a shared folder to another volume might pause the indexing process.
  3. Fixed an issue where repeatedly checking the index database within a short time might cause an operation error.
  4. Fixed an issue where renaming an encrypted shared folder might cause the file path of such folder to be hidden from search results.
  5. Fixed an issue where deleting a shared folder might remove the index rules of that folder.

Version: 1.5.0-0305


(2020-04-14)

Important note

  1. The update is expected to be available in all regions within the next few days. The actual time of release may vary slightly depending on the region.
  2. The option "Utilize unused memory as database cache to improve search performance" will be removed from Synology NAS devices with 2 GB or less memory to ensure system stability.

Fixed Issues

  1. Fixed the issues where the system may deliver results which do not match the specified time criteria.
  2. Fixed the issue where the search panel might disappear unexpectedly after selecting specific time criteria.
  3. Fixed the issue where search conducted on migrated drives might produce incorrect results.
  4. Fixed the issue where searching for subfolders under a shared folder which had been renamed might produce duplicated results.
  5. Fixed the issue where Synology Universal Search might not work properly when user connects via AFP through Mac Finder.
  6. Fixed the issue where reindexing multiple shared folders at the same time might fail.
  7. Fixed the issue where the computer might not enter hibernation mode when file indexing is paused.
  8. Fixed the issue where booting Synology NAS might take longer when encrypted shared folders are automatically mounted and indexed during the booting process.
  9. Fixed the issue where indexing might not work properly and result in high CPU usage after deleting index rules or renaming shared folders.

Version: 1.4.1-0282


(2019-10-01)

Fixed Issues

  1. Fixed the issue where indexing might not work properly during high server loading or when the shared folder quota is reached.
  2. Fixed the issue where indexing and searching might not work properly when multiple users are searching for files at the same time.
  3. Fixed the issue where indexing might not work properly with large numbers of files.

Version: 1.4.0-0275


(2019-08-06)

What’s New

  1. Supports sorting search results by relevance, file name, modified date, etc.

Fixed Issues

  1. Fixed the issue where indexing and searching might fail.
  2. Fixed the issue where a file whose file extension has been modified might not be found via content search.
  3. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 1.3.1-0265


(2019-04-29)
  1. Enhanced the stability of searching and indexing
  2. Fixed an issue where files might not be found successfully when searching via applications in Mac.
  3. Fixed an issue where device with Log Center installed might not conduct keyword searches successfully.
  4. Fixed an issue where search results might not be correct in Synology Drive.
  5. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 1.3.0-0261


(2019-02-19)
  1. Added function for checking the integrity of index database to enhance search accuracy.
  2. Enhanced stability of indexing database when shutting down the system.
  3. Optimized CPU resource efficiency for package operations.
  4. Fixed an issue where the package might occupy an abnormal amount of system partition.
  5. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 1.0.13-0170


(2018-08-08)
  1. Enhanced system stability.

  2. Enhanced the search performance when using Mac Finder.

  3. Fixed an issue where service might fail to run when the database is corrupted.

  4. Fixed an issue where adding a folder indexing rule might fail after removing the folder from the indexing list.

  5. Fixed an issue where activating search refinement of built-in Chinese term database might occupy too much memory resource.

  6. Fixed an issue where service might be unavailable when indexing a large number of shared folders.

  7. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 1.2.7-0243


(2018-07-30)
  1. Enhanced system stability.

  2. Enhanced search performance via Mac Finder.

  3. Fixed an issue where service might fail to run when the database is corrupted.

  4. Fixed an issue where adding a folder indexing rule might fail after removing the folder from the indexing list.

  5. Fixed an issue where activating search refinement of built-in Chinese term database might occupy too much memory resource.

  6. Fixed an issue where service might be unavailable when indexing a large number of shared folders.

  7. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 1.2.6-0240


(2018-06-13)
  1. Enhanced the search performance when files are accessed via file transfer protocols.

  2. Fixed an issue where the package might occupy CPU resources abnormally.

  3. Fixed an issue where search actions might fail.

  4. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 1.0.12-0169


(2018-06-13)
  1. Enhanced the search performance when files are accessed via file transfer protocols.

  2. Fixed an issue where the package might occupy CPU resources abnormally.

  3. Fixed an issue where search actions might fail.

  4. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 1.2.5-0238


(2018-05-23)
  1. Thai user interface is now available.
  2. Enhanced indexing performance.
  3. Enhanced system stability.
  4. Fixed an issue where the indexing status might not be accurate.
  5. Fixed an issue where search results might not be accurate when the search keywords contain multiple year numbers.
  6. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 1.0.11-0167


(2018-05-23)
  1. Enhanced indexing performance.

  2. Enhanced system stability.

  3. Fixed an issue where the indexing status might not be accurate.

  4. Fixed an issue where search results might not be accurate when the search keywords contain multiple year numbers.

  5. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 1.2.3-0232


(2018-03-08)
  1. Enhanced indexing performance.
  2. Fixed an issue where previewing a file in the search result might fail when its filename extension is modified. 
  3. Fixed an issue where the attempt to search for a file in a folder with more than 1,000,000 files might fail when the folder is renamed.
  4. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 1.0.10-0163


(2018-03-08)
  1. Fixed an issue where previewing a file in the search result might fail when its filename extension is modified. 
  2. Fixed an issue where the attempt to search for a file in a folder with more than 1,000,000 files might fail when the folder is renamed.
  3. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 1.0.9-0159


(2018-01-24)

Fixed an issue where creating users and editing user profiles might fail during file indexing.

Version: 1.0.8-0158


(2018-01-03)
  • Added options to retain and utilize unused memory.
  • Enhanced the search performance.
  • Fixed an issue where system memory usage might increase abnormally when files are indexed.
  • Minor bug fixes.

Version: 1.2.2-0226


(2017-12-13)
  1. Added permission filter to make sure users can only search the files that they have read permissions.
  2. Added options to retain and utilize unused memory, so as to improve search performance.
  3. Fixed an issue where repeatedly creating indexing folders might result in operation failure.
  4. Fixed an issue where system error might occur when user profiles are modified during heavy file indexing.
  5. Fixed an issue where the search results for keywords with underline might be inaccurate when the Chinese term database is enabled.
  6. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 1.0.7-0152


(2017-11-06)
  • Added permission filter to make sure users can only search the files that they have read permissions.
  • Fixed an issue where repeatedly creating indexing folders might result in operation failure.
  • Fixed an issue where system error might occur when user profiles are modified during heavy file indexing.
  • Fixed an issue where the search results for keywords with underline might be inaccurate when the Chinese term database is enabled.
  • Minor bug fixes.

Version: 1.2.1-0213


(2017-11-01)
  • Enhanced the compatibility with Synology Drive.

Version: 1.0.6-0136


(2017-11-01)
  • Enhanced the compatibility with Synology Drive.

Version: 1.2.0-0212


(2017-10-05)
  1. Enhanced search performance.
  2. Fixed an issue where the iWork series of documents cannot be correctly searched in the document category. 
  3. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 1.0.5-0135


(2017-10-05)
  1. Enhanced search performance.
  2. Fixed an issue where the iWork series of documents cannot be correctly searched in the document category. 
  3. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 1.0.4-0118


(2017-07-26)
  1. When upgrading from version 1.0.2 or below, a personal keyword suggestion database would be built automatically.

  2. Adds notifications for incomplete search and ongoing index integrity checks.

  3. Fixed an issue where index database might crash during index integrity check.

  4. Fixed an issue where using certain time-related keywords might cause inaccurate search results.

  5. Fixed an issue where clearing keywords might cause inaccurate search results.

  6. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 1.0.3-0112


(2017-06-15)
  1. Fixed an issue where search suggestions might not be accurate. Rebuilding a personal suggestion database is required.

  2. Reduces system memory usage when no indexed folders are created.

  3. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 1.0.2-0087


(2017-05-18)
  1. Fixed an issue where Universal Search might interrupt HDD hibernation.

  2. Fixed an issue where search results might be inaccurate when you searched indexed folders via Mac Finder.

  3. Fixed an issue where non-admin users might fail to perform search after a system restart.

  4. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 1.0.1-0078


(2017-04-25)
  1. Enhanced search performance.
  2. Fetches a maximum of one million results per search.
  3. Fixed an issue where users might still be able to preview file contents when their shared folder permissions were removed upon search completion.
  4. Fixed an issue where deleted files might still show up in search results when shared folders were scheduled for backup.
  5. Fixed an issue where users might not be able to search files in their home folders when they were not allowed access to the “homes” shared folder.
  6. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 1.0.0-0066


(2017-02-21)

Compatibility and Installation

  1. Universal Search 1.0.0 can only be installed on Synology products running DSM 6.1 or onward.
  2. To enjoy the powerful features of Universal Search, manual re-indexing is required on folders indexed in earlier DSM versions.

What’s New

  1. Supports searching files, file contents, applications, and contents in Note Station and Office on a Synology NAS.
  2. Supports instant preview into file contents and metadata.
  3. Supports advanced search with additional criteria like file type and metadata.
  4. Supports instant search for files/applications by pressing Ctrl+F on the DSM desktop.
  5. Supports the Alt + D/P/M/V hotkeys to search document/photo/music/video files.
  6. Supports searching photos by IPTC/XMP tags editable in Photo Station.
  7. Supports using dates as search keywords.
  8. Added an option to enable built-in Chinese term database for optimized Chinese search results.

Version: 1.5.2-0323


(2022-03-15)

Important Notes

  1. The update is expected to be available in all regions within the next few days. The actual time of release may vary slightly depending on the region.

Fixed Issues

  1. Fixed an issue where indexing might be stuck after user renames or modifies a large amount of files.
  2. Fixed an issue where pausing indexing might unexpectedly consume high CPU usage.
  3. Fixed minor bugs.

Version: 1.6.0-0534


(2022-02-17)

Compatibility & Installation

  1. This version is only compatible with DSM 7.1 Beta or above.

What's New

  1. Added support to lead users directly to the correct Control Panel tab by clicking on the search results.

Fixed Issues

  1. Fixed an issue where indexing might be stuck after renaming a large number of files.

Version: 1.5.2-0516


(2021-09-28)

Fixed Issues

  1. Enhanced the efficiency of memory usage so that indexing or searching is less likely to cause the system to go out of memory.
  2. Fixed an issue where encrypted shared folders were not indexed after system reboot.
  3. Fixed an issue where reindexing might be necessary when mounting an encrypted shared folder after restarting the package.
  4. Fixed minor bugs.

Version: 1.5.2-0515


(2021-08-31)

Important Notes

  1. The update is expected to be available in all regions within the next few days. The actual time of release may vary slightly depending on the region.

Fixed Issues

  1. Enhanced the efficiency of memory usage so that indexing or searching is less likely to cause the system to go out of memory.
  2. Fixed an issue where encrypted shared folders were not indexed after system reboot.
  3. Fixed minor bugs.

Version: 1.5.1-0510


(2021-06-01)

Compatibility and Installation

  1. Updated to be compatible with DSM 7.0.

What's New

  1. Supports backing up and restoring index rules and application configurations via Hyper Backup.

Version: 1.5.1-0316


(2021-02-23)

Bug fixed

  1. Fixed an issue where repeatedly disabling and enabling user home folder within a short time might cause operation error.
  2. Fixed an issue where canceling the move of a shared folder to another volume might pause the indexing process.
  3. Fixed an issue where repeatedly checking the index database within a short time might cause an operation error.
  4. Fixed an issue where renaming an encrypted shared folder might cause the file path of such folder to be hidden from search results.
  5. Fixed an issue where deleting a shared folder might remove the index rules of that folder.

Version: 1.5.0-0305


(2020-04-14)

Important note

  1. The update is expected to be available in all regions within the next few days. The actual time of release may vary slightly depending on the region.
  2. The option "Utilize unused memory as database cache to improve search performance" will be removed from Synology NAS devices with 2 GB or less memory to ensure system stability.

Fixed Issues

  1. Fixed the issues where the system may deliver results which do not match the specified time criteria.
  2. Fixed the issue where the search panel might disappear unexpectedly after selecting specific time criteria.
  3. Fixed the issue where search conducted on migrated drives might produce incorrect results.
  4. Fixed the issue where searching for subfolders under a shared folder which had been renamed might produce duplicated results.
  5. Fixed the issue where Synology Universal Search might not work properly when user connects via AFP through Mac Finder.
  6. Fixed the issue where reindexing multiple shared folders at the same time might fail.
  7. Fixed the issue where the computer might not enter hibernation mode when file indexing is paused.
  8. Fixed the issue where booting Synology NAS might take longer when encrypted shared folders are automatically mounted and indexed during the booting process.
  9. Fixed the issue where indexing might not work properly and result in high CPU usage after deleting index rules or renaming shared folders.

Version: 1.4.1-0282


(2019-10-01)

Fixed Issues

  1. Fixed the issue where indexing might not work properly during high server loading or when the shared folder quota is reached.
  2. Fixed the issue where indexing and searching might not work properly when multiple users are searching for files at the same time.
  3. Fixed the issue where indexing might not work properly with large numbers of files.

Version: 1.4.0-0275


(2019-08-06)

What’s New

  1. Supports sorting search results by relevance, file name, modified date, etc.

Fixed Issues

  1. Fixed the issue where indexing and searching might fail.
  2. Fixed the issue where a file whose file extension has been modified might not be found via content search.
  3. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 1.3.1-0265


(2019-04-29)
  1. Enhanced the stability of searching and indexing
  2. Fixed an issue where files might not be found successfully when searching via applications in Mac.
  3. Fixed an issue where device with Log Center installed might not conduct keyword searches successfully.
  4. Fixed an issue where search results might not be correct in Synology Drive.
  5. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 1.3.0-0261


(2019-02-19)
  1. Added function for checking the integrity of index database to enhance search accuracy.
  2. Enhanced stability of indexing database when shutting down the system.
  3. Optimized CPU resource efficiency for package operations.
  4. Fixed an issue where the package might occupy an abnormal amount of system partition.
  5. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 1.0.13-0170


(2018-08-08)
  1. Enhanced system stability.

  2. Enhanced the search performance when using Mac Finder.

  3. Fixed an issue where service might fail to run when the database is corrupted.

  4. Fixed an issue where adding a folder indexing rule might fail after removing the folder from the indexing list.

  5. Fixed an issue where activating search refinement of built-in Chinese term database might occupy too much memory resource.

  6. Fixed an issue where service might be unavailable when indexing a large number of shared folders.

  7. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 1.2.7-0243


(2018-07-30)
  1. Enhanced system stability.

  2. Enhanced search performance via Mac Finder.

  3. Fixed an issue where service might fail to run when the database is corrupted.

  4. Fixed an issue where adding a folder indexing rule might fail after removing the folder from the indexing list.

  5. Fixed an issue where activating search refinement of built-in Chinese term database might occupy too much memory resource.

  6. Fixed an issue where service might be unavailable when indexing a large number of shared folders.

  7. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 1.2.6-0240


(2018-06-13)
  1. Enhanced the search performance when files are accessed via file transfer protocols.

  2. Fixed an issue where the package might occupy CPU resources abnormally.

  3. Fixed an issue where search actions might fail.

  4. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 1.0.12-0169


(2018-06-13)
  1. Enhanced the search performance when files are accessed via file transfer protocols.

  2. Fixed an issue where the package might occupy CPU resources abnormally.

  3. Fixed an issue where search actions might fail.

  4. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 1.2.5-0238


(2018-05-23)
  1. Thai user interface is now available.
  2. Enhanced indexing performance.
  3. Enhanced system stability.
  4. Fixed an issue where the indexing status might not be accurate.
  5. Fixed an issue where search results might not be accurate when the search keywords contain multiple year numbers.
  6. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 1.0.11-0167


(2018-05-23)
  1. Enhanced indexing performance.

  2. Enhanced system stability.

  3. Fixed an issue where the indexing status might not be accurate.

  4. Fixed an issue where search results might not be accurate when the search keywords contain multiple year numbers.

  5. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 1.2.3-0232


(2018-03-08)
  1. Enhanced indexing performance.
  2. Fixed an issue where previewing a file in the search result might fail when its filename extension is modified. 
  3. Fixed an issue where the attempt to search for a file in a folder with more than 1,000,000 files might fail when the folder is renamed.
  4. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 1.0.10-0163


(2018-03-08)
  1. Fixed an issue where previewing a file in the search result might fail when its filename extension is modified. 
  2. Fixed an issue where the attempt to search for a file in a folder with more than 1,000,000 files might fail when the folder is renamed.
  3. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 1.0.9-0159


(2018-01-24)

Fixed an issue where creating users and editing user profiles might fail during file indexing.

Version: 1.0.8-0158


(2018-01-03)
  • Added options to retain and utilize unused memory.
  • Enhanced the search performance.
  • Fixed an issue where system memory usage might increase abnormally when files are indexed.
  • Minor bug fixes.

Version: 1.2.2-0226


(2017-12-13)
  1. Added permission filter to make sure users can only search the files that they have read permissions.
  2. Added options to retain and utilize unused memory, so as to improve search performance.
  3. Fixed an issue where repeatedly creating indexing folders might result in operation failure.
  4. Fixed an issue where system error might occur when user profiles are modified during heavy file indexing.
  5. Fixed an issue where the search results for keywords with underline might be inaccurate when the Chinese term database is enabled.
  6. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 1.0.7-0152


(2017-11-06)
  • Added permission filter to make sure users can only search the files that they have read permissions.
  • Fixed an issue where repeatedly creating indexing folders might result in operation failure.
  • Fixed an issue where system error might occur when user profiles are modified during heavy file indexing.
  • Fixed an issue where the search results for keywords with underline might be inaccurate when the Chinese term database is enabled.
  • Minor bug fixes.

Version: 1.2.1-0213


(2017-11-01)
  • Enhanced the compatibility with Synology Drive.

Version: 1.0.6-0136


(2017-11-01)
  • Enhanced the compatibility with Synology Drive.

Version: 1.2.0-0212


(2017-10-05)
  1. Enhanced search performance.
  2. Fixed an issue where the iWork series of documents cannot be correctly searched in the document category. 
  3. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 1.0.5-0135


(2017-10-05)
  1. Enhanced search performance.
  2. Fixed an issue where the iWork series of documents cannot be correctly searched in the document category. 
  3. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 1.0.4-0118


(2017-07-26)
  1. When upgrading from version 1.0.2 or below, a personal keyword suggestion database would be built automatically.

  2. Adds notifications for incomplete search and ongoing index integrity checks.

  3. Fixed an issue where index database might crash during index integrity check.

  4. Fixed an issue where using certain time-related keywords might cause inaccurate search results.

  5. Fixed an issue where clearing keywords might cause inaccurate search results.

  6. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 1.0.3-0112


(2017-06-15)
  1. Fixed an issue where search suggestions might not be accurate. Rebuilding a personal suggestion database is required.

  2. Reduces system memory usage when no indexed folders are created.

  3. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 1.0.2-0087


(2017-05-18)
  1. Fixed an issue where Universal Search might interrupt HDD hibernation.

  2. Fixed an issue where search results might be inaccurate when you searched indexed folders via Mac Finder.

  3. Fixed an issue where non-admin users might fail to perform search after a system restart.

  4. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 1.0.1-0078


(2017-04-25)
  1. Enhanced search performance.
  2. Fetches a maximum of one million results per search.
  3. Fixed an issue where users might still be able to preview file contents when their shared folder permissions were removed upon search completion.
  4. Fixed an issue where deleted files might still show up in search results when shared folders were scheduled for backup.
  5. Fixed an issue where users might not be able to search files in their home folders when they were not allowed access to the “homes” shared folder.
  6. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 1.0.0-0066


(2017-02-21)

Compatibility and Installation

  1. Universal Search 1.0.0 can only be installed on Synology products running DSM 6.1 or onward.
  2. To enjoy the powerful features of Universal Search, manual re-indexing is required on folders indexed in earlier DSM versions.

What’s New

  1. Supports searching files, file contents, applications, and contents in Note Station and Office on a Synology NAS.
  2. Supports instant preview into file contents and metadata.
  3. Supports advanced search with additional criteria like file type and metadata.
  4. Supports instant search for files/applications by pressing Ctrl+F on the DSM desktop.
  5. Supports the Alt + D/P/M/V hotkeys to search document/photo/music/video files.
  6. Supports searching photos by IPTC/XMP tags editable in Photo Station.
  7. Supports using dates as search keywords.
  8. Added an option to enable built-in Chinese term database for optimized Chinese search results.