DNG Conversion When Image Files are on NAS storage

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I have installed a Synology NAS to replace an external drive to store photos. I am testing the NAS drive before I copy files on to it.
I am testing converting files to DNG on the NAS from inside of Lightroom. I am using the Library/Convert to DNG/ command and I am check marking "delete originals after successful conversion".

This has worked well when the images are on the external drive. The file is converted and the original NEF and XMP are moved to the Recycle Bin.

When I convert a file from an NEF extension to DNG (when the NEF and XMP files are on the NAS) the original NEF is deleted after conversion but the existing XMP file is not.

My problem is that I cannot tell if this is a Lightroom issue or if it is an issue caused by the way I have the NAS set-up in Windows 7. I have the shared folder in the NAS set-up to have a recycle bin and the NEF goes into the bin but the XMP stays in the original folder with the newly created DNG file.

Any ideas or comments would be appreciated.

I get around Windows OK but I am not a tech expert so this very well could be my set-up issue with the new NAS. It seems odd that the conversion would send the NEF file to the Recycle Bin and not the XMP file.

I am receiving an error message if I attempt to delete a regular DNG file -- "1 of these files could not be moved to the Recycke Bin" ..."The files are on a Volume that does not support Recycle Bin" ... Would you like to permanently delete them?"

I suspect that this is part of my issue.
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