But how do you do that with thousands of files, with folders, and sub folders ..... and different shares.... ? Your now faced with a huge task of looking through a huge list of your data to perform this space trimming.
This is where i recommend using a third party disk space analyzer. My first recommendation being tree size.
it helps analyze your nas file usage to find all these stuff.
By right clicking on a file extension type, you can then further narrow it down using the filter search for this type
the bit where it says \\Moogle\ just replace it with
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\\your qnaps lan ip address or name\
If tree size doesn't work for you, the next best one which supports NAS as well is Diskboss
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or try one of these other alternatives
basically you just want an app that can analyze the storage on your NAS, and see whats eating up all that space, and some sort of filtering option as well.
PS: if theres an option to show hidden files, enable that as well.
Hope this guide helped, and if you have any tree size techniques ( i haven't mastered all the possible options yet) or other methods for doing the same thing, feel free to share in this thread