I recently upgraded to version 7.0 and the previously working permanent disable process as in https://mariushosting.com/how-to-disable-or-uninstall-synology-universal-search/ does not work anymore because the command synoservicecfg doesn't exist anymore. In "Universal Search" -> "Indexed Folder" -> "Synology Drive" there is an entry for my backup folder but it cannot be deleted or modifed (only the arbitrary name can be modified). Indexing takes too much time and is not needed.

Any ideas how to disable?

Please note that after shutdown and boot again, the setting "stop indexing permanently" has gone.

Note: with version7.0 there is no synoservice command anymore

  • reddit.com/r/synology/comments/hbbz8v/comment/fv978il/… If that works, please write your own answer and accept it.
    – Gantendo
    Nov 22, 2021 at 19:50
  • The above method posted in reddit a year ago doesn't work anymore in DSM 7.0 as the synoservice command doesn't exist anymore.
    – monok
    Nov 23, 2021 at 8:22
  • 1
    Maybe just ask Synology support and then post the answer here.
    – Gantendo
    Nov 23, 2021 at 18:23

4 Answers 4


A solution is proposed in the bug-report Does not work on DSM 7 #3:

In DSM 7 synoservice has been replaced by systemctl.

Therefore it is necessary to modify the line 111 in syno-webdav-keeweb/synoWebdavKeeweb.sh:

synoservice --restart pkgctl-WebDAVServer


sudo systemctl restart pkgctl-WebDAVServer

In that spirit, the command to disable SynoFinder is:

sudo systemctl disable pkgctl-SynoFinder

(I cannot test since I don't have Synology.)


I made a Scheduled Task. Open Control Panel, Task Scheduler, choose Create -> Trigered Task -> User defined script.

In General tab:

  • Task name disable indexing
  • Choose User root
  • Event: Boot-up.

In Task Settings tab, Run command, user-defined script put:

/usr/syno/bin/synopkg stop SynoFinder
  • task-log/disable indexing/1643388281/script.log: line 1: synoservice: command not found
    – monok
    Jan 28, 2022 at 16:47
  • sorry, that was old dsm6.2 command, updated for new DSM7 Jan 29, 2022 at 17:47
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    In DSM 7 this also disables Drive Server. Be careful! Jan 6, 2023 at 1:49

The correct ssh commands for DSM7 is

sudo systemctl stop pkg-SynoFinder-fileindexd.service
sudo systemctl disable pkg-SynoFinder-fileindexd.service

For this you need to have ssh access. You may can achieve the same if you run this command only once as a scheduled task with root privileges through the web UI.

As mentioned above to disable the pkgctl-SynoFinder will also stop the "Synology Drive Service" which may not what you want.

But if you disable pkg-SynoFinder-fileindexd the "Synology Drive Service" still seems to work properly

  • Regarding the same subjet, can you please have a look a my question here ?
    – SebMa
    Jun 28, 2023 at 17:39

As was mentioned by others on DSM 7.0 the correct sequence to completely remove (disable and uninstall) Synology Universal Search will be following:

ssh user@nas
sudo -i 
systemctl disable pkgctl-SynoFinder
synopkg uninstall SynoFinder

Tested on my personal NAS and CPU usage down from 99.8% to normal.

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