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.

    Note. If you previously had Classic Yandex.Disk or Yandex.Disk 2.0 installed, the application will update to version 3.0.
  2. After the program is installed, select the shortcuts that will appear on the desktop and in the Start menu.

    Note. You can configure the display of shortcuts at any time. To do this, open the program and click File → Settings → Advanced in the upper-left corner. Go to Shortcuts on the desktop and Start menu and specify the desired options.
  3. Click Done. The program icon will appear in the Windows notification area.

The app won't download/install

  1. Check your operating system version.

    The Yandex Disk program can be installed on the following Windows versions: 32-bit Windows XP Service Pack 3, Windows 7 Service Pack 1, Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows 11. If your operating system is outdated, update it. You can learn about getting updates in the Microsoft article .

    Note. If you are using Windows 7 Service Pack 1, install the KB4474419 update or a later version of the OS. For more information about the update, see the Microsoft Support website.
  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 File → Settings.
  2. Go to the Advanced tab.
  3. Enable the Auto-install updates option.


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

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 Windows. 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 File → 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.