Other actions with files

View and edit

To open a file for viewing or to make changes, double-click on it in the file list. The file opens in the default program for this file type. If you want to open a file in a different program, enter that program as the default for that file type.

When you edit and save a file, the changes are automatically uploaded to Yandex.Disk.


In the context menu of the file or folder, choose Create copy on computer.

The downloaded file doesn't sync with the cloud. If you downloaded and edited a file and want to add it to Yandex.Disk, upload it manually.

You can see the file download progress in the Tasks section. Once the file is downloaded, you will see a pop-up notification. Click the notification to open the folder with the file.

Files are downloaded to your system's “Downloads” folder.


Moving files and folders works the same way as on a computer: just drag and drop them to the place you want.

To move an item, drag it to a folder. If you want to move a file to a subfolder, hold your cursor over the folder to open it.


There are several ways to delete an item:

  • Drag it to the Trash icon in the folder tree on the left.
  • In the context menu of the file or folder, select Delete.

Files deleted from Yandex.Disk end up in the Trash and still take up space on your Yandex.Disk. They will be automatically deleted in 30 days. To free up space, empty the Trash manually. To do this, right-click on the Trash icon and select Empty Trash. You can delete selected files and restore deleted files from the Trash in the Yandex.Disk web version.

Attention. If the files were deleted from the Trash, it is technically impossible to restore them.

Quickly access frequently used files

To view files that you have recently worked with, go to Recent (in the left menu of the program). This section displays the most frequently used folders and recent files that have been changed via both the Yandex.Disk program and the website.

You can also configure a list of frequently used folders — the Favorites section (in the left menu of the app). To add a folder to this section, simply drag it there from the list of files and folders. To remove a folder from Favorites, select Remove from side menu in the context menu.