Copy Files from Synology NAS to PC – Fastest and Easiest Guide

In this post, you will learn how to copy files from Synology NAS to PC. With the provided methods in the following content, you can transfer data at a fast speed and with just a few steps.


By Miya Updated on September 18, 2023

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Learn about NAS devices

NAS is short for Network Attached Storage, which is "always online" - you don't need to keep a physical device connected to your computer. A Synology NAS is a great solution for storing and accessing your files from multiple devices in the same internet environment without going through the hassle of logging into DSM every time.

Users often NAS to store data such as backup Windows 11 to Synology NAS, transfer files from PC to Synology NAS. In this article, we will discuss how to enable synology automatically move files to local PC. let’s check it together.

Copy Files from Synology NAS to PC

Why copy Synology NAS files to PC?

There can be several situations where you may need to make synology file transfer to your PC. Some common scenarios are:

✍ Backing up data: You might want to create a backup of your important data stored on the Synology NAS to your PC for safekeeping.

✍ Accessing files offline: If you need to work on a file or folder stored on the Synology NAS while you are not connected to the network, you can copy it to your PC and work on it locally.

✍ Sharing files: You may need to share a file or folder with someone who does not have access to the Synology NAS. In such a case, you can copy the file to your PC and then share it with them.

✍ Moving data to a different location: If you need to move data stored on the Synology NAS to a different location, such as an external hard drive, you can first copy it to your PC and then transfer it to the new location.

So how to achieve this goal of connecting Synology NAS to PC and transferring the data locally easily? Keep reading and you will find the answer in the following content.

How to enable Synology file transfer to local PC

Obviously, you can connect Synology NAS to your PC, and then drag and drop NAS shared folders into the local PC folder manually with Windows Explorer just like other network devices. It would be a heavy workload to drop and drop multiple folders from different locations.

Is there an easier way to sync multiple Synology NAS files to PC? Fortunately, a freeware AOMEI Backupper Standard will help you achieve the goal. You can benefit a lot from its outstanding features:

✨ It offers multiple sync modes for your different needs: Basic Sync, Mirror SyncReal-Time Sync, and Two-Way Sync, you may upgrade to higher editions to enjoy the latter 3 modes.
✨ It supports syncing files from various NAS devices, including Synology, QNAP, WD My Cloud, etc. to local PC or vice versa.
✨ It enables you to sync files between various sources and destinations, such as sync two external hard drives, sync PC to another PC, and sync local folders to NAS or cloud drives, etc.
✨ It allows you to perform file sync on a scheduled task. You can set the sync frequency as Daily, Weekly, Monthly, Event Triggers, USB plug in according to your needs with Schedule Backup feature.

Now download and install AOMEI Backupper Standard on your computer. Then, follow the instructions below to transfer Synology NAS files to PC via AOMEI Backupper:

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Note: For server users, you can use AOMEI Backupper Server!

1. Open AOMEI Backupper, go to Sync, and then Basic Sync.

File Sync

2. Click Add Folder > Share/NAS > Add Share or NAS Devices, input the Network Path (IP address of Synology NAS), username, and password, and click OK

Add Folder

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3. Choose a folder on local PC as the destination path to store the NAS files.

4. Click Start Sync to sync files on NAS to PC for the first time.

Tips: If checked Schedule Sync box, you have two options available. One is “Add the schedule and start sync now”, and the other is “Only add the schedule” and the sync task will run the next time you set up.

In addition to helping you easily sync Synology NAS files to PC, AOMEI Backupper also allows you to backup files to AOMEI Cloud. When you sign up for an AOMEI account, it will give you 1TB of free storage space for 15 days.

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FAQs about transferring files between NAS and PC


After reading this post, now you know how to copy files from Synology NAS to PC in a few easy steps. By following the steps outlined in this article, you can quickly and easily transfer your files from your Synology NAS to your PC with the free file transfer tool AOMEI Backupper.

Actually, it is far beyond the automatic file sync function. It also has many other helpful features that could help you solve practical issues, such as secure boot enabled but not active in Windows 11, creating bootable Windows 11 USB, reset Toshiba external hard drive, etc. Come and try it now!

Miya · Editor
Miya has an excellent insight and receives professional and systematic technical training since joining AOMEI. She has a comprehensive understanding of computer issues, aiming at helping users troubleshoot all kinds of problems. A lot of computer users around the world have found her articles very helpful!