How to hide a folder on Synology NAS

Not every folder on a Synology NAS needs to be available to all those with access, which is where the ability to hide folders comes into play. This guide will show you how to hide a folder on Synology NAS to keep your private data… well, private.

How to hide a folder on Synology NAS

Synology offers the ability to hide entire Shared Folders within DSM by editing the settings of each one. By default, Shared Folders will be visible to everyone, even those who are unable to access them. Here’s how to hide Shared Folders from those without permissions:

  1. Open Control Panel.
  2. Click Shared Folder.
  3. Select the Shared Folder you wish to hide.
  4. Click Edit.
  1. Check “Hide sharded folders from users without permission.”

How to hide Synology NAS folders on SMB

If using the SMB protocol for connecting to the best NAS over the network and accessing stored data, it’s possible to hide shared folders from those without the necessary permissions.

  1. Open Control Panel.
  2. Click File Services.
  1. Check “Hide sharded folders from users without permission.”
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