Upload files and folders to Yandex.Disk

The maximum file size on Yandex.Disk is 50 GB. Using the browser, you can upload files of any size up to 50 GB. However, to upload files larger than 10 GB, we recommend using the Yandex.Disk program (Windows version, MacOS version, or Linux version).

You can also drag and drop any folder to the Yandex.Disk page, or copy a folder from your computer to the Yandex.Disk program. The folder is automatically uploaded to the server with all of its content.

To upload files to a separate folder using a mobile app, create the folder first, and then open it.

  1. Upload from the web interface
  2. Upload through the Yandex.Disk program
  3. Upload from iOS and Android devices
  4. Copy public files and folders to your Disk
  5. Downloading public files and folders
  6. Problems with uploads

Upload from the web interface

  1. Go to the Yandex.Disk page.
  2. Open the Yandex.Disk folder you want to add files to.
  3. Drag separate files or an entire folder to the page (you can also upload separate files by clicking the Upload button on the left panel or in the context menu).
    Note. To upload folders through the browser, you need Yandex.Browser version 1.7 or later, Google Chrome version 25.0 or later, or Opera version 17.0 or later. If you use a different browser, upload folders with the Yandex.Disk program.
  4. To upload more files, click Upload more. To hide the upload box, click Hide.

You can cancel the upload while the files are still loading. To do this, click Cancel all uploads.

You can also share a link to the file as soon as it's uploaded.

Upload from iOS and Android devices

The Yandex.Disk mobile apps let you upload files from your phone as well as take photos and save them directly to Disk.

To upload files from your phone or tablet, install the Yandex.Disk mobile app. To upload files through the app, see the sections for iOS and Android.

Copy public files and folders to your Disk

If someone shares a link to a file or folder located on Yandex.Disk with you, you can copy this file or folder to your Disk.

To copy a file or a folder, click the link you received and then click the Save to Yandex.Disk button. The file or folder will be moved to the Downloads folder on your Disk.



You can access the Downloads folder in the left panel.

Downloading public files and folders

If someone shares a link to a file or folder stored on Yandex.Disk with you, you can download this file or folder to your computer or mobile device.

To save the shared file on your device, click the link you received and then click Download.

Attention. You can download a shared folder to your computer as an archive if its size does not exceed 5 GB or if it contains fewer than 500 files.

Problems with uploads

File was marked as a virus

All files up to 1 GB that you create, upload, or store on Yandex.Disk are scanned by the NOD32 antivirus program. If the antivirus system marks a file as suspicious, it most likely actually is infected.

Note. Different antivirus programs may have different virus databases. This means that one antivirus may fail to find viruses in a file, but another antivirus may flag it.

You can verify a file by yourself with Virus Total, where files are checked by dozens of antivirus products.

File won't upload

If you receive an error message while uploading a file, please make sure that the file is smaller than 10 GB, which is the maximum size for the web interface. You will need to use the Yandex.Disk program or connect via the Access to Yandex.Disk through WebDAV protocol to upload larger files.

If the file is smaller than 10 GB, the issue may be caused by a proxy server or a second firewall (in addition to the default OS firewall). Try temporarily disabling your firewalls and upload the files again.

You might also try disabling your antivirus software to rule out any possibility that it is interfering with the app. If that doesn't work, see if using a different browser solves your problem.

Upload speed is very slow

The most common cause of slow download speeds is using proxy servers and extra firewalls (in addition to the standard Windows firewall). We recommend temporarily disabling them when downloading files.

Yandex.Disk is out of storage space

If you run out of space on Yandex.Disk, you can't upload new files, share files, or create shared folders. Additionally, you can't use public links to download files you shared earlier, but you can save them to Yandex.Disk. Other actions with files are not blocked. You can still view files, download them to your computer, edit, move, or delete.

Get more storage space to take full advantage of Yandex.Disk.