"failed to setup inotify handler. Please increase inotify limits" Mac OS

Hi, running v1.27.9 FAQ does not help with Mac OS (14.5)…

How to I resolve this?

Appreciate any help

You say MacOS, but “DiskStation” is an unusual name for a Mac, Mac doesn’t have inotify limits, and you’ve cropped the part of the screenshot that shows the version and platform. Please clarify.

Ooops, a very good point, this is running on my Synology Diskstation, of course :wink: (Bit new to this!)

So I guess I follow instruction on how to do this on the Synology? Is that the path to go down?

Indeed. From what I’ve seen, it’s a bit of a rabbit hole.


For reference, I followed various instructions on the QNAP, DSM 6.2 and error has gone!

This is what I ran

echo “fs.inotify.max_user_watches=204800” | sudo tee -a /etc/sysctl.conf


echo 204800 | sudo tee /proc/sys/fs/inotify/max_user_watches