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Encrypting a Shared Folder

  • Default shared folders cannot be encrypted.

  • The volume or path of an encrypted folder cannot be changed.

  • Encrypted folders cannot be accessed through NFS.

  1. Go to Control Panel > Privilege > Shared Folders > Shared Folder.
  2. Locate a shared folder.
  3. Under Action, click .

    The Edit Properties window appears.

  4. Select Encrypt this folder.
  5. Specify the following information.



    Input Password

    Specify a password that contains 8 to 32 characters except the following: " $ : = \

    This field does not support multibyte characters.

    Verify Password

    The password must match the previously specified password.

    Save encryption key

    When enabled, QTS automatically unlocks the shared folder after the NAS restarts.

    When disabled, users must unlock the folder after restarting the NAS. For details, see Unlocking a Shared Folder.


    QNAP strongly recommends exporting and saving the encryption key. For details, see Configuring Encryption Settings.

    The Folder Encryption window appears.

  6. Review the information.
  7. Click Yes.