How to setup a Synology NAS Part 13: Connecting to a Shared Folder From Windows 10

Having previously reviewed two methods for connecting an Apple Macintosh computer to our network shares. In this video we look at three different methods that we can use to connect a Microsoft Windows computer to a network share we created on our Synology NAS.

As part of the setup process of a Synology NAS, we need to check that we have correctly set the folder permissions for our folder shares. This will ensure that our users do not have access to shared folders that we don’t want them to have access to.

Quick reference notes:

  • Quick reference notes:
  • On the Windows desktop, locate and open File Explorer
  • From within File Explorer locate Quick access and type: \\[the ip address of your NAS]
  • If prompted for a user name and password, enter the credentials for a user who has access permissions to the folder you are trying to open.
  • You will be presented with the network share you are trying to open

Note: The option “Remember this password in my keychain”, will save the user credentials that you have entered locally to your computer. This is so that you no longer need to enter these credentials when you next try and access the network shares on your NAS. However, if you are using your administrators credentials, do not tick this option. This is because you will elevate your computers network share access permssions to that of your adminstrators. Also as you will be storing your adminstrators credentials to your local computer. If someone was to hack your computer. they would have an easy way to get the administrators credentials for your NAS.

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