Easy way to connect your Synology NAS to your Mac - MSP IT Support

In this article, IT Block will show you the easiest way to connect your Mac computer to a Synology NAS.

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Easy way to connect your Synology NAS to your Mac
Easy way to connect your Synology NAS to your Mac

Either you have just bought a brand new Synology NAS, or you need to connect a Mac to a Synology NAS you already own. Whichever the case, we are here to help. And for those of you who also need help setting up your Synology NAS before connecting, please have a look at step two, three and four in this 'Easy way' article we wrote previously by clicking the link below:


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For those of you who have a Synology NAS device already set up and ready to connect to; Follow the steps below for your Mac computer. Please note, you will need login credentials for your Synology NAS prepared before you can proceed. But before you proceed with the steps below, let's first explore the easiest way to connect to your Synology on your Mac computer. Launch 'Finder' and look at the left-hand column.

Easy way to connect your Synology NAS to your Mac
Easy way to connect your Synology NAS to your Mac

If you can see the name of your Synology on the left-sidebar under 'Shared', then you're in luck. All you would need to do is to click on the left side icon and click on 'connect as'. If you are unsure if that is your Synology NAS, please start from step 1. Otherwise, skip the fourth step of this tutorial.