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As per your need, you can set preferences for displaying hidden files/folders, set the default backup location and choose the backup method for your Synology device data.

Show/Hide Files and Folders

The Show hidden files and folders check box is selected by default. To avoid display of hidden files/folders of your NAS device in the IDrive app and to avoid backup of the hidden files/folders, clear the check box.

Backup Location

the General tab, you can change the default backup folder

The Synology Backup app creates a unique folder with your computer name on your account to backup data.

Steps to change the backup location: 

  1. Click  , select the new location on your IDrive account and click OK.

  2. The Synology Backup app provides two options to backup data. 

The backup options are:

  • Mirror Path
    The Mirror Path backup option in IDrive backs up the selected file/directory with its entire structure to a specific location in your account.

  • Relative Path
    The Relative Path backup option backs up only the selected file/directory to a specified location in your IDrive account.
Note: For some accounts, sections like backup location and mirror path will not be available.