You can search for files by their names, contents, extensions, or properties, as well as by the names of the folders containing them.
You can search for files using the following criteria:
By file name and file extension, 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. When searching by text, the following file formats are supported:
- DOC/DOCX, XSL/XSLX, PPT/PPTX, ODT, ODS, ODP, CSV, RTF, TXT, PDF, HTML
- books — FB2, EPUB
By photograph 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 thetab and enter your query in the search box.
You can also choose the Search in email attachments entry when searching Yandex.Disk:
Can I search through other people's files on Yandex.Disk?
No. Yandex.Disk files are not indexed. You can only download someone else's file if they have made it public and shared a link to it.
Be careful when sharing links to your files on websites or forums: your download speed may be restricted if the file is downloaded too frequently.