How to Install Droppy on Your Synology NAS

How to Install Droppy on Your Synology NAS

Droppy is a self-hosted file storage server with a web interface and capabilities to edit files and view media directly in the browser. It is particularly well-suited to be run on low-end hardware computer and NAS devices. Droppy is a fast and lightweight app. You can upload and share your files with the rest of the world. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install Droppy on your Synology NAS using Docker.

  • STEP 1

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  • STEP 2

Install Docker via Synology “Package Center”.

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  • STEP 3

Open the Docker Package. From the Docker Console, go to Registry and search Droppy. Look for silverwind/droppy and select it, then click Download or double click on it. You will be prompted to Choose Tag, select latest. Follow the instructions in the image below.

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  • STEP 4

After you click “Select”, the download process of the Droppy docker container will start. You can click on Image on the Docker Console to see the download progress. The current container is about 135 MB. Follow the instructions in the image below.

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  • STEP 5

After the download is completed from the Docker Console, go to Image, then select the silverwind/droppy:latest container. Click Launch. Check “Execute container using high privilege”, then click Advanced Settings. Follow the instructions in the image below.

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  • STEP 6

Select Enable auto-restart. Follow the instructions in the image below.

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  • STEP 7

Go to File Station and open the docker folder. Inside the docker folder, create a new folder and name it Droppy. Follow the instructions in the images below.

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  • STEP 8

Now create two new folders inside the Droppy folder that you created at STEP 7: name one config and the other save. Follow the instructions in the image below.

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  • STEP 9

Now go back to the Docker Package. Next tab – “Volume“. Select Add Folder. Choose the config folder inside the Droppy folder, then click Select. Follow the instructions in the image below.

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  • STEP 10

After you click Select, type /config inside Mount path for the config folder. Follow the instructions in the image below. Your Volume will look like this:

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  • STEP 11

Do the same operation again. Select Add Folder then add the save folder inside the Droppy folder then click Select. Follow the instructions in the image below.

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  • STEP 12

After you click Select, type /files inside Mount path for the save folder. Follow the instructions in the image below. Your Volume will look like this:

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  • STEP 13

Next tab – “Network“ move forward without doing anything (no action needed).
Next tab – “Port Settings“ on Local Port area type 8989 instead of Auto, then click “Apply“. Follow the instructions in the image below.

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  • STEP 14

After clicking “Apply“on STEP 13, the screen below will open. Click “Next“. Follow the instructions in the image below.

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  • STEP 15

After clicking “Next“, the screen below will open. Select “Run this container after the wizard is finished” then click “Apply“. Follow the instructions in the image below.

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  • STEP 16

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

  • STEP 17

Now open your browser and type in http://Synology-ip-address:8989/ Follow the instructions in the image below. Choose username and password then click Sign in.

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  • STEP 18

You can easily add files from your computer to your Droppy.

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  • STEP 19

You can easily share your files.

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  • STEP 20

You have different settings. For example you can select a new theme for your Droppy.

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  • STEP 21

Read the step by step guide on How to Allow Droppy to Work Over an HTTPS Connection.

Below you can find all Droppy Features.

⬇ Droppy Features ⬇

  • Responsive, scalable HTML5 interface.
  • Real-time updates of file system changes.
  • Directory and Multi-File upload.
  • Drag-and-Drop support.
  • Clipboard support to create image/text files.
  • Side-by-Side mode.
  • Simple and fast Search.
  • Shareable public download links.
  • Zip download of directories.
  • Powerful text editor with themes and broad language support.
  • Image and video gallery with touch support.
  • Audio player with seeking support.
  • Fullscreen support for editor and gallery.
  • Supports installing to the home-screen.
  • Docker images available for x86-64, ARMv6, ARMv7 and ARMv8.

Note: Find out how to update Droppy container with the latest image.
Note: I recommend you use Reverse Proxy to allow Droppy to work over an HTTPS connection.
Note: Can I run Docker on my Synology NAS? See the supported models.

This post was updated on Tuesday / September 1st, 2020 at 2:50 PM