How to Install Cloud Commander on Your Synology NAS

How to Install Cloud Commander on Your Synology NAS

Cloud Commander, like Double Commander, is a file manager with a console and editor. It includes a command-line console and a text editor. Cloud Commander helps you manage your Synology NAS server and work with files, directories and programs in a web browser from any computer, mobile device or tablet. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install Cloud Commander on your Synology NAS using Docker.

💡Note: This guide works perfectly with the latest Cloud Commander v17.4.1 release.

💡Note: Check out my new guide on how to Install Cloud Commander Using Portainer.

  • STEP 1

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  • STEP 2

Install Container Manager via Synology “Package Center”. If you run an older DSM version (under 7.2), search for Docker instead of Container Manager.

Download Container Manager Synology Docker

  • STEP 3

Go to Control Panel / Task Scheduler / Create / Scheduled Task / User-defined script. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Synology User Defined Script

  • STEP 4

Once you click on User-defined script, a new window will open. Follow the instructions below:

  1. General: In the Task field type in “Install Cloud Commander“. Uncheck the “Enabled” option. Select root User.
  2. Schedule: Select Run on the following date then select “Do not repeat“.
  3. Task Settings: Check “Send run details by email“, add your email then copy paste the code below in the Run command area. After that, click OK.
docker run -d --name=cloudcommander \
-p 4569:8000 \
-v /volume1:/sata1 \
--restart always \

Cloud Commander Synology NAS Set up 2 new 2024

  • STEP 5

After you click OK on STEP 4 a new warning pop up window will open. Click OK.

Cloud Commander Synology NAS Set up 3 new 2024

After you click OK, type in your DSM Password then click Submit. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Synology Task Scheduler Confirm Admin Password

  • STEP 6

After you click Submit on STEP 5, select your “Install Cloud Commander” Task then click the “Run” tab. You will be asked to run Install Cloud Commander – click OK. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Cloud Commander Synology NAS Set up 4 new 2024

  • STEP 7

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  • STEP 8

The installation process can take up to a few seconds/minutes. It will depend on your Internet speed connection. Now open your browser and type in http://Synology-ip-address:4569 Your Cloud Commander dashboard at a glance! Click sata1. You can easily explore all folders and files on your Synology NAS. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Cloud Commander Synology NAS Set up 5 new 2024

Enjoy Cloud Commander!


If you encounter issues by using this container, make sure to check out the Common Docker issues article.

Note: If you want to run the Cloud Commander container over HTTPS, check How to Run Docker Containers Over HTTPS. In order to make Cloud Commander work via HTTPS, it’s mandatory to activate WebSocket. ⚠️Warning: Do not expose the Dufs container over the Internet.

Note: Can I run Docker on my Synology NAS? See the supported models.
Note: How to Back Up Docker Containers on your Synology NAS.
Note: Find out how to update the Cloud Commander container with the latest image.
Note: How to Free Disk Space on Your NAS if You Run Docker.
Note: How to Schedule Start & Stop For Docker Containers.
Note: How to Activate Email Notifications.
Note: How to Add Access Control Profile on Your NAS.
Note: How to Change Docker Containers Restart Policy.
Note: How to Use Docker Containers With VPN.
Note: Convert Docker Run Into Docker Compose.
Note: How to Clean Docker.
Note: How to Clean Docker Automatically.
Note: Best Practices When Using Docker and DDNS.
Note: Some Docker Containers Need WebSocket.
Note: Find out the Best NAS Models For Docker.
Note: Activate Gmail SMTP For Docker Containers.

This post was updated on Saturday / June 8th, 2024 at 4:49 AM