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Managing Shared Folder Encryption

Encryption can only be enabled during shared folder creation. For details, see Creating a Shared Folder.

  1. Go to Storage & Snapshots > Storage > Storage/Snapshots.
  2. Select an encrypted shared folder.
  3. Click Manage.

    The shared folder management window opens.

  4. Click Encryption.

    A drop-down menu appears.

  5. Select an action.



    Change Encryption Password

    Change the encryption password.

    • If the encrypted shared folder contains snapshots, you must remove the snapshots before you can change the password.

    • The password must contain 8 to 16 characters, and can be any combination of letters, numbers and special characters. Spaces are not allowed.


    Changing the encryption password also changes the encryption key. If you previously downloaded an encryption key file, you must download a new encryption key file.

    Download Encryption Key

    Download the encryption key file. You can use the encryption key file to unlock the encrypted shared folder if you forget the encryption password.

    Enable Auto Unlock

    Allow the system to automatically unlock the encrypted shared folder when the NAS starts.

    Disable Auto Unlock

    Stop the system from automatically unlocking the encrypted shared folder when the NAS starts.

    Lock Shared Folder

    Lock the encrypted shared folder.

    • Locking an encrypted shared folder disconnects all existing connections to the shared folder.
    • When an encrypted shared folder is locked, you cannot perform the following actions:

      • Read and write data to the shared folder

      • Take snapshots of the shared folder

    Unlock Shared Folder

    Unlock the encrypted shared folder with the encryption password or encryption key file.