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Joseb

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Inside each user folder on my DS218+ NAS is a folder called "Drive". I have looked everywhere and haven't found anything about it. What the purpose of this folder
 

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I listed some of the automatically created folders and by which package
 

Joseb

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Did you install Synology Driver Server?
Yes, I did. But it was done when first installing DSM. I installed the default packages. One of the YouTube videos recommended it. So my guess is that "Drive" is somehow connected to the Synology Driver Server? And thanks for getting back to me.
 

Joseb

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So anybody? What's the purpose of the Drive Folders inside each User folder?
 
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So anybody? What's the purpose of the Drive Folders inside each User folder?
AFAIK its where the users data from the Drive application are stored. Its like Dropbox or Nextcloud. This is where the data is stored. Or if they use Drive to backup their PC/Mac, the data is stored here.

Based on my limited knowledge of trying Drive which, from a Mac users POV, is pants.
 

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So anybody? What's the purpose of the Drive Folders inside each User folder?
My reply ^^^
I listed some of the automatically created folders and by which package...

"Synology Drive creates a personal Drive folder for users and in there there will be Moments, Documents, and Backups folders. This package doesn't create its own shared folder but can use other existing shared folders as Team Folders."
 

Joseb

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AFAIK its where the users data from the Drive application are stored. Its like Dropbox or Nextcloud. This is where the data is stored. Or if they use Drive to backup their PC/Mac, the data is stored here.

Based on my limited knowledge of trying Drive which, from a Mac users POV, is pants.
Thanks! Good to know.
 
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So anybody? What's the purpose of the Drive Folders inside each User folder?
To underscore what others have said... the /home/Drive folder is where users sync their private stash. If user collaborate, then you assign shared folders as Team Folders.
 

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I see. But aren't users already not able to see each other's folders?
 
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But aren't users already not able to see each other's folders?
I hope not. Only administrators can do that. If your users can see other users there is something dreadfully amiss.
 

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