Adding network share - Mac - Synology


I’ve just started the trial but am frustrated with sorting this out. I have tried many permutations but keep on getting errors

SMB service is enabled on the Synology
There are 4 volumes (and 4HDDs) on the NAS.
The music folder is on /volume1/Ironwolf1/Music
The shortcut to the diskstation is smb://Diskstation
The diskstation is running software version 6.2
The Mac is running Mojave

If I try smb://Diskstation/volume1/Ironwolf1/Music
or with the slashes reversed
or smb://
or with the slashes reversed
or \\volume1\Ironwolf1\Music
or with the slashes reversed

Roon does not see the shared folder and either gives an unauthorised error message, or ‘invalid network path’ error message.

It’s a shame the Roon software can’t just use the Mac finder interface to discover and add network shares.

Any solution to this? It should not be this difficult

You shouln’t include the volume1 part. My guess would be either:

  • smb://Diskstation/Music
  • smb://Diskstation/Ironwolf1/Music

If that doesn’t work, you can replace the name with the IP address. Also make sure that you setup the Music folder as a shared folder in DSM.


Hi @Anjan_Chakraborty,

First, I’d like to point you to some documentation we have about this in our Knowledge Base.

As Bart suggested above, you’ll want to make sure that the music folder is shared properly on the NAS, and you’ll want to make sure that you’re using the correct username and password.

Once you’ve confirmed it’s shared properly, try the paths that Bart mention above:

  • smb://Diskstation/Music
  • smb://Diskstation/Ironwolf1/Music
  • smb://
  • smb://

Thanks guys
That was very rapid and helpful

All working now

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