How do you transfer files from macOS to your Synology NAS?
What do you need to add your shared folder to your iMac or MacBook?
- A Macbook or iMac connected to the same network as the NAS
- The name of your NAS (which you created during the installation of the operating system DSM)
- The name of the created volume (to be retrieved by DSM open the storage manager and go to volume management)
- The name of the shared folder you want to link (for example: "Movies").
Step 1: Activate the Mac file service
To begin with, it is important that the NAS knows that it must be able to communicate with macOS. To do this, a number of small steps are necessary:
- Go to the NAS web interface.
- Open the control panel.
- Go to 'File Services> Win / Mac / NFS'.
- Check the "Enable Mac file service" checkbox.
Step 2: connect the NAS to the Finder
- Open the Finder on your Macbook or iMac.
- Choose 'Go'.
- Then select the 'Connect to server' option.
- In the text line in the next screen enter 'afp: //', followed by the IP address of the NAS. This can look like this: afp: //192.168.0.50. (If you do not know the IP address, you can find this by going to http://find.synology.com via your internet browser, once the interface is loaded you will find the IP address in the address bar of your browser.)
- (Optional) Press the plus sign to add the NAS as favorite.
- Press 'Connect'.
- In the next screen, select 'Registered user' and enter the details of your Synology account.
- Press 'Connect' again.
The NAS is now added to the Finder. You can now transfer files to and from your NAS just like you would between 2 normal disks of your Macbook or iMac.