Searching on Yandex.Disk

You can search for files by their names, contents, extensions, or properties, as well as by the names of the folders containing them.

Just enter search in the field above the files list and click Search.

If you don't find the file you need, make sure that you typed everything correctly. Try searching using fewer words, and check your Trash.

You can search for files using the following criteria:

  1. By file name or extension, or by folder name
  2. By a file name in an archive
  3. By the text in a document
  4. By the photo's metadata
  5. By audio file metadata
  6. By the text on an image
  7. In email attachments

By file name or extension, or by folder name

You can find the file you need even if its name contains underscores, hyphens, or periods. For example, if you search for [alicе list] you will find the files Alice_list.pdf, Alice-list.pdf, and Alice.list.pdf.

The search function takes into account the morphology of the English language. For example, if you search for [report] you will find files with the names “Corrections to the report for September” or “Comparison of reports for August and September”.

If there is an error or typo in your search query, the search function will correct it. For example, you can find a file with the title “document”, even if you entered [dopument] or [ljrevtyn] (i.e. using the wrong keyboard layout) in the search query.

In order to find files with a specific extension, enter the extension or the filename and extension in the search bar. You can also enter the name of a file or folder. For example, if you search for [cheshire jpg], you will find photos that are stored in your Cheshire Cat folder.

By a file name in an archive

You can also find a file if it is stored in a RAR or ZIP archive: just enter the file name in the search bar.

By the text in a document

If you do not remember the name of the document or the e-book you're searching for, but you remember a phrase from the text, then you should use that phrase as your search query. Text search supports the following file types:

  • documents: DOC/DOCX, XSL/XSLX, PPT/PPTX, ODT, ODS, ODP, CSV, RTF, TXT, PDF, HTML
  • books: FB2, EPUB

By the photo's metadata

You can find all the photos taken on a specific camera by entering the name of the camera in the search bar. For example, if you search for [sony nex 5] or [iphone5] you will find all photos that were taken with these devices.

By audio file metadata

To find an audio file, you can enter the name of the genre or album into the search bar. For example, with the search query [rock] you will find Led Zeppelin — Stairway to heaven.mp3.

By the text on an image

If you know some words from the text on a picture, use them in the search query: this will allow you to find scanned documents, business cards, or ads. The search function can identify Russian and English text with the help of Optical Character Recognition technology.

In email attachments

To find a file attached to an email, go to the Mail attachments page and either enter your query in the search box or click Search in email attachments when searching Yandex.Disk: