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Creating a new Shared Folder on a Buffalo TeraStation 5010/3010/3020



Applies to TeraStation 5010/3010/3020 series firmware 4.00 or later
              
1. Log in to the management GUI for the TeraStation. You can access the GUI by either entering the TeraStation's IP address into a web browser or by using NAS Navigator.
2. Navigate to the "File Sharing" tab and click the Folder Setup widget button.
 
3. Click Create Folder.
 
4. Enter a folder name. The folder name may contain up to 27 alphanumeric characters, hyphens (-), and underscores (_). Do not use spaces in the name or a symbol as the first character. The sample screenshot displays default settings for Recycle Bin, and LAN Protocol Support. Additional supported protocols can be added now or at a later time. 
NOTE: By default the SMB and AFP protocols are enabled on new folders. SMB shares are typically used by Windows clients while AFP shares are typically used by Mac OS clients. The rest of the protocols available in the list relate to internal TeraStation functions except for NFS. NFS shares are typically used by Linux/Unix based clients.
 
5. When you click the Option 1 tab, you can enter the folder description. Descriptions may contain up to 75 alphanumeric characters, hyphens (-), underscores (_), and spaces. Multibyte characters are supported. The first character should not be a space.
 
6. Option2 tab
• Read-Only Shares:
By default, new shares are set with read and write access, but you may change the folder attribute here. 
• Hidden Shares:
If a shared folder becomes hidden, it will not be displayed under Network, and only certain users will be allowed to access it. If protocols other than “SMB (Windows/Mac)” or “Backup” under “LAN Protocol Support” on the Basic tab are enabled, the hidden shares option will be grayed out and cannot be selected.
• Access Restrictions for Subfolders:
You may restrict access to subfolders in shared folders by configuring access permissions from your computer using Windows File Explorer. Please follow this article.

 
7. You may restrict access for specific shared folders, including external USB drives.
 
8. Once all fields are set, click OK.
The newly-created folder should now be included in the shared folder list. Click Close to finish.
 

 

Keywords: Shared share folder 5010 3010 3020
 

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