Installing and setting up the program

Installing the program

To use Yandex.Disk on your computer, you need to install a program first:

  1. Download the program from the Yandex.Disk page. You will see instructions on how to run the file once it starts downloading. If you're using Safari, the file will launch automatically.

    Note. If you previously had Classic Yandex.Disk or Yandex.Disk 2.0 installed, the application will update to version 3.0.
  2. Drag the Yandex.Disk program to the Applications folder on your computer.

The app won't download/install

  1. Check your operating system version.

    The Yandex Disk program can be installed on macOS versions 10.11 and later (El Capitan, Sierra, High Sierra, Mojave, Catalina). If your operating system is outdated, update it. You can learn about getting updates in the Apple article .

  2. Please check your internet connection if you experience problems downloading the Yandex.Disk setup file.

  3. If you use proxy servers or firewalls, disable them while installing the program.

Setting up after installation

Automatic update

  1. In the upper-left corner of the program, select Yandex Disk → Settings.
  2. Go to the Advanced tab.
  3. Enable the Auto-install updates option.

Autorun

  1. In the upper-left corner of the program, select Yandex Disk → Settings.
  2. Go to the General tab.
  3. Select or deselect Launch automatically at startup.

Hide the Yandex Disk icon on the Dock panel

  1. Click the Disk icon in the notifications area.
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Go to the Advanced tab.
  4. Enable Hide the icon in the Dock.

Restrict access to a folder on your computer

If you want to protect a folder from other users on your computer, you can restrict folder access the same way as any standard folder in macOS. However, you should be aware that restricting access may interfere with how the app works.

Choosing a proxy server

  1. In the upper-left corner of the program, select Yandex Disk → Settings.
  2. Go to the Proxy tab.
  3. Select Manual proxy configuration.

Restore Yandex.Disk

To restore Yandex Disk after reinstalling your operating system, replacing a hard drive, or deleting the program:

  1. Log in to your account. If you still have any old Yandex.Disk files on your computer, they will automatically sync with the server.