How to Install File Browser on Your Synology NAS

How to Install File Browser on Your Synology NAS

File Browser provides an amazing easy file managing interface within a specified directory and it can be used to upload, delete, preview, rename and edit your files. It allows the creation of multiple users and each user can have its own directory. It can be used as a standalone app or as a middleware. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install File Browser on your Synology NAS using Docker.

💡Note: This guide works perfectly with the latest File Browser v2.27.0 release.

💡Note: Check out my new guide on how to Install File Browser 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 File Station and open the docker folder. Inside the docker folder, create one new folder and name it filebrowser. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful to enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.

File Browser Synology NAS Set up 1 new 2024

  • STEP 4

Now create one new folder inside the filebrowser folder that you created at STEP 3 and name it config. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful to enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.

File Browser Synology NAS Set up 2 new 2024

  • STEP 5

Inside the config folder that you created at STEP 4 upload the database.db file below. Download it from the blue button below then upload it into your config folder. Follow the instructions in the image below. 🔒Note: Support my work to unlock the password. You can use this password to download any file on mariushosting forever!

👉🏻Download database.db

File Browser Synology NAS Set up 3 new 2024

  • STEP 6

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

Synology User Defined Script

  • STEP 7

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 File Browser“. 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=filebrowser \
-p 8147:80 \
-v /volume1:/srv \
-v /volume1/docker/filebrowser/config/database.db:/database.db \
--restart always \
filebrowser/filebrowser

File Browser Synology NAS Set up 5 new 2023

  • STEP 8

After you click OK on STEP 7 a new warning pop up window will open. Click OK.

File Browser Synology NAS Set up 6

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 9

After you click Submit on STEP 8, select your “Install File Browser” Task then click the “Run” tab. You will be asked to run Install File Browser – click OK. Follow the instructions in the image below.

File Browser Synology NAS Set up 7 new 2024

  • STEP 10

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

  • STEP 11

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:8147 Type in the default username and password, then click Login. Follow the instructions in the image below.

⚠️Warning: the default username is admin and the default password is admin

File Browser Synology NAS Set up 8 new

  • STEP 12

Your File Browser dashboard at a glance!

File Browser Synology NAS Set up 8 new 2024

Enjoy File Browser!

🆘TROUBLESHOOTING

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 File Browser container over HTTPS, check How to Run Docker Containers Over HTTPS. In order to make File Browser work via HTTPS, it’s mandatory to activate WebSocket.

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 File Browser 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 Sunday / February 25th, 2024 at 10:47 PM