How to Install Double Commander on Your Synology NAS

How to Install Double Commander on Your Synology NAS

Double Commander is a free cross platform open source file manager with two panels side by side. You can easily explore, download and edit any file on your Synology NAS. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install Double Commander on your Synology NAS using Docker.

  • STEP 1

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  • STEP 2

Install Docker via Synology “Package Center”.

Install Docker Synology DSM 7

  • STEP 3

Go to File Station and open the docker folder. Inside the docker folder, create one new folder and name it doublecommander. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful to enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.

Double Commander Synology NAS Set up 1

  • STEP 4

Now create two new folders inside the doublecommander folder that you created at STEP 3. Name one “config” and the other “data“. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.

Double Commander Synology NAS Set up 2

  • STEP 5

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

Double Commander Synology NAS Set up 3

  • STEP 6

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 Double Commander“. Uncheck “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=doublecommander \
-p 3278:3000 \
-e PUID=1026 \
-e PGID=100 \
-e TZ=Europe/Bucharest \
-v /volume1/docker/doublecommander/config:/config \
-v /volume1/docker/doublecommander/data:/data \
--restart always \
ghcr.io/linuxserver/doublecommander

Note: Before you paste the code above in the Run command area below, change the value numbers for PUID and PGID with your own values. (Follow my step by step guide on how to do this.)
Note: Before you paste the code above in the Run command area below, change the value for TZ (Select your current Time Zone from this list).

Double Commander Synology NAS Set up 4

  • STEP 7

After you click OK on STEP 6 a new warning pop up window will open. Click OK.

Double Commander Synology NAS Set up 5

  • STEP 8

After you click OK on STEP 7, select your “Install Double Commander ” Task then click the “Run” tab. You will be asked to run Install Double Commander – click Yes. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Double Commander Synology NAS Set up 6

  • STEP 9

Go back to STEP 1 or you will deal with karma 🙂

  • STEP 10

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:3278

Double Commander Synology NAS Set up 7

You can easily explore all folders and files on your Synology NAS.

Double Commander Synology NAS Set up 8

Enjoy Double Commander!

Note: If you want to run Double Commander container over an HTTPS check How to Run Docker Containers Over HTTPS.

Note: Can I run Docker on my Synology NAS? See the supported models.
Note: Find out how to update Double Commander container with the latest image.
Note: How to Free Disk Space on Your NAS if You Run Docker.

This post was updated on Monday / September 6th, 2021 at 7:53 AM