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Disable/Uninstall Synology 6.1 Universal Search


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Source: http://matthewlewis.ca/disable-or-uninstall-synology-6-1-universal-search/


Synology DSM 6.1 has removed File Station from the core and swaps out the Search functionality from File Station into its own individual package. I’ve noticed some users (myself included) have been posting on forums and stated they no use

for this package and did not want it installed, and it cannot be disabled or uninstalled via the Package Center. So here are some simple SSH commands (assuming you already have SSH is enabled in Control Panel / Terminal & SNMP) you can execute on your DiskStation to either disable or remove the package permanently.


So login into your DiskStation with a ssh client such as PuTTy with your username and password followed by:


sudo -i


Enter in your account password, you should now be under the root account.


To disable:


synoservicecfg --disable pkgctl-SynoFinder


To remove completely:

 synopkg uninstall SynoFinder


And to logout of root account:



You will have to logout and log back into the DSM to notice the package has been completely removed!

How to stop and uninstall Universal Search?


There's a lot of good, more advanced advice here, but the easiest way to do it for me was described on page 2 of this thread by quadcore:


Control Panel =>Task Scheduler => Create => Triggered task => Under "General Tab" give the task a name of your choosing, and set "Event" to 'boot-up'. Under the "Task Settings" tab, in the "user-defined script" box, add:


synoservice --disable pkgctl-SynoFinder

synopkg uninstall SynoFinder  (this is optional AK)


Reboot, and observe in your Resource Monitor there isn't like 20 'synoelasticd' processes running. It works fine.

I add the warning, you do this at your own risk.

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