How to Install FileBot on Your Synology NAS

How to Install FileBot on Your Synology NAS

FileBot is the ultimate tool for organizing and renaming your movies, tv shows or anime and music as well as downloading subtitles and artwork. It’s smart and just works. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install FileBot 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 filebot. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful to enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.

FileBot Synology NAS Set up 1

  • STEP 4

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

FileBot Synology NAS Set up 2

  • STEP 5

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 FileBot. 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=filebot \
-p 5888:5800 \
-v /volume1/docker/filebot:/config:rw \
-v $HOME:/storage:rw \

FileBot Synology NAS Set up 3

  • STEP 6

After you click OK on STEP 5 a new warning pop up window will open. Click OK.

FileBot Synology NAS Set up 4

  • STEP 7

After you click OK on STEP 6, select your “Install FileBot” Task then click the “Run” tab. You will be asked to run Install FileBot – click Yes. Follow the instructions in the image below.

FileBot Synology NAS Set up 5

  • STEP 8

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  • STEP 9

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:5888

FileBot Synology NAS Set up 6

Note: If you want to run FileBot 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 FileBot 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: Some Docker Containers Need WebSocket.

This post was updated on Thursday / May 5th, 2022 at 1:10 PM