Synology: How to Change DSM Favicon

Synology How to Change DSM Favicon

Are you tired of seeing the classic DSM favicon in your browser, the one with the three white capital letters on a blue background? Right now, not everyone is loving the retro style of Synology’s DSM favicon. Wouldn’t it be great if they changed it? With a favicon with a fresh, modern, new look? It would also be useful. For example, if you have two different Synology NAS, you will need to set different favicon icons, separately in the Windows 10 taskbar. What is a favicon? It’s an icon associated with a particular website, typically displayed in the address bar of a browser accessing the site or next to the site name in a user’s list of bookmarks.

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In order to perform any changes to your favicon, you first need to find the files to edit. The Synology Web Manager files are located under /usr/syno/synoman/webman/. SSH your Synology NAS and use a program like putty to login. Login as admin using your password.

Under /usr/syno/synoman/webman/ you will find the favicon files:


Change the files above with your favorite ones. Remember: you will lose your changes when an update for DSM comes out. That is, the favicon will return to its default settings which means you need to make the change again.

If anyone would like to help me proceed with the request for this option (request to change and possibility to upload your favorite DSM favicon), I’d recommend that you send the “Feature Suggestions” form. From category, select  “System Management / DSM/SRM help” and in the message area send a link to this article. In unity there is strength and the more we are, the higher the chances that this option is adopted in future DSM versions.

This post was updated on Sunday / January 19th, 2020 at 10:46 PM