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Upload files on your Synology with a link and no access rights

Have you ever wanted to ask your family, friends, customers or suppliers to upload files to your Synology with a simple link and without having to give them per

Well, now you can. I discovered this by chance…

Here is how:

Navigate to the folder you want them to upload the files or create one:

create a folder synology

Right-click on the folder and click on “Create a file request”:

create a file request synology

 

Now:

  1. Set the validity period
  2. Copy the link to email it to them
  3. Send them a custom message
  4. Enable password protection

create a file request_dialogue synology

This is what they will see when they navigate to the link you sent them:

upload dialogue for clients

And you are done!!

Do you want to delete the link?

Follow this simple instructions.

Do you want to share your files instead? Here is a tutorial.

 

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17 thoughts on “Upload files on your Synology with a link and no access rights

  1. Hi, I just found your blog after having my NAS for a short while now. 🙂 I am an intermediate PC user however I might have loads of questions.
    This article is useful to allow people to upload to a specified folder, however, my question is, will these people (or any of them) have access to this folder too? (after uploading to it)
    Or do I have to control that with general folder access rules?
    Example: I make a ‘public’ folder. I share it with someone to upload whatever to it. If I don’t want this to be accessable to everyone, do I just setup guest or user rights?

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  2. Thanks so much for posting this! I was trying to figure out how best to get a bunch of people to upload files to a specific location (esp. if not all are Google users) and came across this! Glad to know my synology has alternative uses.

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  3. Somehow this doesn’t work. I’ve got the url with my username.synology.me/5000… but nothing loads there. I tried changing the url for just the ip:5000 and then I only can access but not people outside my network.

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  4. I don’t have the option “creat file reguest”… only “share file links”. What it’s wrong? ore do I need to enable “guest” account first?

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  5. Thank you for this post. Are there any requirements to the filesystem? I have installed the latest DSM Version 6.1.3 an I can’t find the entry “Create file request” an my folder!

    Regards Gerd

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  6. Thank you for your blog. Are there any requirements on the filesystem or any were else? I have installed the latest DMS Version 6.1.3 in my DS212j an I have not the entry “Create file request” on the content menu of the folder. What’s wrong?

    Regards Gerd

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    1. I have found the solution. You can’t make a “Create file request” for the shared folder itself. It’s only possible for folders under the shared folder.

      Regards Gerd

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