Synology NAS Tip – What are the Home and Homes folders for?

A number of YouTube subscribers have noted in the comments section that they can see both a Home and Homes folder on their Synology NAS. As at first glance it would appear that these folders are one in the same thing. However, some of our Subscribers, have become concerned that they may have somehow incorrectly configured they’re Synology NAS.

So in this quick tip video, we try and explain what the Home folder is for. Why as an Administrator, you can see both a Home and Homes folder. How these folders may have been automatically created and finally, how to enable or disable the Home service for your Synology NAS.

Quick reference notes:

  • Log into Disk Station Manager using your Administrators credentials
  • From the desktop of DSM select Control Panel – User
  • Now from the User panel select AdvancedUser Home
  • User Home can now be enabled or disabled using the tick box Enable user home service

Note: User Home will link itself into applications such as Audio Station, Photos, Synology Sync and Synology Drive, to give your users folders were they can privately store files.

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