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Synology Drive Client: Features, Benefits, and Tips


Synology Download Drive Client: A Guide for Beginners




If you are looking for a way to sync and back up your files between your computer and your network-attached storage (NAS) device, you might want to try Synology Download Drive Client. This is a desktop utility that works with Synology Drive Server on your NAS device to provide file syncing and backup services. In this article, we will explain what Synology Download Drive Client is, how to download and install it, and how to create and manage sync and backup tasks with it.


What is Synology Download Drive Client?




Synology Download Drive Client is a desktop utility that provides file syncing and backup services




Synology Download Drive Client is a software that you can install on your Windows, Mac, or Linux computer. It allows you to sync files between your computer and your NAS device, as well as back up files from your computer to your NAS device. By using Synology Download Drive Client, you can enhance your productivity and file accessibility, as well as protect your data from accidental loss or damage.




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Synology Download Drive Client works with Synology Drive Server on your NAS device




To use Synology Download Drive Client, you need to have a Synology NAS device that runs DiskStation Manager (DSM) 6.0 or above. You also need to install Synology Drive Server on your NAS device. This is a package that provides the server-side functionality for file syncing and backup. You can install Synology Drive Server from Package Center on DSM. After installing Synology Drive Server, you need to enable shared folders as team folders in DSM > Synology Drive Admin Console > Team Folder. These are the folders that you can sync or back up with Synology Download Drive Client.


Synology Download Drive Client supports various platforms and features




Synology Download Drive Client is compatible with Windows 7 or above, Mac OS X 10.11 or above, and Ubuntu 16.04 or above. It supports various features, such as selective sync, bidirectional sync, on-demand sync, file versioning, file restoration, file conflict resolution, task scheduling, task notification, proxy settings, and more. You can customize these features according to your needs and preferences.


How to download and install Synology Download Drive Client?




You can download Synology Download Drive Client from Synology website or NAS web portal




You can download the latest version of Synology Download Drive Client from the following locations:


  • Go to Synology Download Center, select your product, go to the Desktop Utilities tab > Synology Drive Client > Download.



  • Go to Synology Knowledge Center, search for "Synology Drive Client", and click on the link to download.



  • Go to Synology Drive web portal, click on the profile icon in the upper-right corner, and click on Download Drive Client.



After downloading the installer file, you can save it to your preferred location on your computer.


You can install Synology Download Drive Client on your computer easily




To install Synology Download Drive Client on your computer, you can follow these steps:


  • Double-click on the installer file and follow the instructions on the screen.



  • Accept the license agreement and choose the installation folder.



  • Choose the components you want to install. You can choose to install both sync and backup modules, or only one of them.