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.

  • 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 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

  • 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 enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters

File Browser Synology NAS Set up 2

  • STEP 5

Inside the config folder that you created at STEP 4 upload the database.db file below. Download it from mariushosting then upload it into your config folder. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Download database.db

File Browser Synology NAS Set up 3

  • STEP 6

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

File Browser Synology NAS Set up 4

  • 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 “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

  • 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

  • STEP 9

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

File Browser Synology NAS Set up 7

  • 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: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

Enjoy File Browser!

File Browser Synology NAS Set up 9

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

Note: After you log in you can change the default username and password.
Note: Can I run Docker on my Synology NAS? See the supported models.
Note: Find out how to update File Browser container with the latest image.
Note: How to Free Disk Space on Your NAS if You Run Docker.

This post was updated on Monday / July 12th, 2021 at 6:36 PM