I have multiple shared folders on my Synology:

  1. Family
  2. Photo
  3. Video

Now, I have several users: Peter, Andrew, Margaret. I would like Peter to have access to all the shared folders. Andrew should have access only to Family and Margaret only to Video.

I would also like that if Peter creates a file in Family, Andrew should be able to edit it and delete it and vice versa. The same goes if Peter creates a file in Video, then Margaret should also have privilege to edit and delete it and vice versa.

In essence, if a user has a right to access a shared folder, they should have privilege to edit and delete any files in that folder or in any subfolder, even if the file was created by another user. My aim is that multiple users collaborating on some video in Video should be able to delete a file from that folder even if some other collaborating user created it.

What would be the ost suitable approach to achieve this?

1 Answer 1


I might be missing something in the question. Open File Station, right click on the shared folder down the left hand side, left click on properties then select "Permission" on top. That will let you add/delete/change user permissions on that folder.

  • Well, that's what I thought but that solves only part of that problem. If you do that, the user has privilege to access that particular shared folder. However, if another user, who also has access to that shared folder, creates a file inside, it belongs to them. So no other user can modify/delete it. What I want to achieve is that if any user who has access to a shared folder creates a file in that folder, whoever with access to that shared folder can also modify/delete it even though the file doesn't belong to them.
    – Alth0ugh
    Commented Feb 2, 2021 at 19:28

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