How to Install Krusader on Your Synology NAS

How to Install Krusader on Your Synology NAS

Krusader is an advanced file manager for KDE and other desktops in the Unix world. It is similar to the console-based GNU Midnight Commander, GNOME Commander for the GNOME desktop environment, or Total Commander for Windows, all of which can trace their paradigmatic features to the original Norton Commander for DOS. It supports extensive archive handling, mounted filesystem support, FTP, advanced search, viewer/editor, directory synchronization, file content comparisons, batch renaming, etc. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install Krusader 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 krusader. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful to enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.

Krusader 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.

Krusader 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 Krusader. 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=krusader \
-p 5900:5900 \
-p 6080:6080 \
-e PUID=1026 \
-e PGID=100 \
-e VNC_PASSWORD=password \
-e TEMP_FOLDER=/config/krusader/tmp \
-e WEBPAGE_TITLE=Tower \
-e UMASK=022 \
-v /volume1/docker/krusader:/config \
-v /etc/localtime:/etc/localtime:ro \
--privileged=true \
binhex/arch-krusader

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 VNC_PASSWORD and add your own password.

Krusader Synology NAS Set up 3

  • STEP 6

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

Krusader Synology NAS Set up 4

  • STEP 7

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

Krusader Synology NAS Set up 5

  • STEP 8

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

  • 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:6080 then click on the vnc.html link. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Krusader Synology NAS Set up 6

  • STEP 10

After you click vnc.html link a new page will open. Click Connect. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Krusader Synology NAS Set up 7

  • STEP 11

Add your own password you have chosen at STEP 5 then click Send Password. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Krusader Synology NAS Set up 8

  • STEP 12

Click OK. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Krusader Synology NAS Set up 9

  • STEP 13

Click OK. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Krusader Synology NAS Set up 10

  • STEP 14

Click OK. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Krusader Synology NAS Set up 11

  • STEP 15

Click Close. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Krusader Synology NAS Set up 12

  • STEP 16

Select home then slash / to view your Synology files and folders. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Krusader Synology NAS Set up 13

Enjoy Krusader!

Krusader Synology NAS Set up 14

Note: If you want to run Krusader container over an HTTPS check How to Run Docker Containers Over HTTPS. I will not recommend to run this container via HTTPS for security reasons.

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

This post was updated on Wednesday / August 18th, 2021 at 12:57 AM