Mac OS X app

The “Yandex.Disk” app lets you manage your Disk files on your computer and automatically syncs all changes online.

Restriction. The “Yandex.Disk” app can only be installed on a computer with a 64-bit processor and Mac OS X 10.6 or higher (Snow Leopard, Lion, Mountain Lion, Mavericks, Yosemite and El Capitan).

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  1. Installing the application
  2. Log in to the app
  3. Select the Disk folder location
  4. Manage files
  5. How do I share a file or a folder?
  6. How do I grant access to a folder?
  7. There is not enough space for the whole Yandex.Disk folder on my computer What should I do?
  8. How do I set up auto-uploads?
  9. Work with the app on macOS Sierra
  10. How do I report a problem?

Installing the application

Download the app from disk.yandex.com/download. Once the download starts, the page will display instructions on how to launch the file (the file will launch automatically if you're using Safari).

Drag the Yandex.Disk app to the Applications folder on your computer.

Log in to the app

You will be asked to enter your Yandex username and password when you first launch the app. The icon in the menu bar will display an exclamation mark until you've logged in.

To log in, you can always click on the app icon in the menu bar and select Configure Yandex.Disk in the menu that appears.

If you don't yet have a Yandex account, please follow the Register link to create one. Then enter your username and password.

Attention. If you use two-factor authentication, you will need a one-time password, which is generated by the “Yandex.Key” app, to log in to Yandex.Disk.

Select the Disk folder location

The Yandex.Disk app automatically creates a folder that saves a copy of your Yandex.Disk. You can set its location on your computer immediately after you install the app. To do so, click on Set folder location and syncing → Change and select the location you want for the Yandex.Disk folder.

Note. If your computer does not have enough space for the entire Yandex.Disk folder, the program will display a warning. You can set up selective synchronization or choose another folder for the Disk files.

If you skipped this stage, you can set up the folder location in a different way:

  1. Open the app menu.
  2. Click .
  3. Select Settings.
  4. In the Folder list, click Choose folder.

Manage files

There are two ways to upload files to Yandex.Disk:

  • Drag files to the Yandex.Disk icon on the menu bar.
  • Use the Finder to open the Disk folder (click in the program menu) and copy or drag the files and folders to it.

The files will then be synced automatically. You can open the Disk page to make sure that all the files have been uploaded successfully.

You can find the latest synced files and folders in the app menu; you don't need to open the Yandex.Disk folder to work with them. You can use the menu to quickly open a file, share it, drag it to a different app window, or delete it.

Any file you delete from the Yandex.Disk folder will be moved to the Trash folder on the server. These files are stored in the Trash for 30 days, after which they are automatically removed from the server. Once removed from the server, these files cannot be restored.

Attention. Files in your Trash count towards your storage allowance. Empty your Trash if you're running out of space.

To clear your Trash folder on Disk, open the Yandex.Disk folder, right-click on Trash, then select Yandex.Disk: Empty Trash.

How do I share a file or a folder?

You can share any file or folder on your computer. If you select a file or folder that has yet to be uploaded to Yandex.Disk, the app will automatically upload it to the Disk root folder on the server and copy the public link to your clipboard.

Right-click on the file or folder. In the menu, select Yandex.Disk: Copy public link.

You can also share a file or folder via the application menu:

  1. Click the Disk icon in the menu bar.
  2. Select a file from the list and click Share:

You can insert the copied link in an email, post it on social networks, and so on.

Note. You can only share the latest synchronized files.

How do I grant access to a folder?

Open the Yandex.Disk folder and right-click on the required folder. In the menu that appears, select Services  → Yandex.Disk: Access settings.

The application opens the access rights page. On this page, you can choose people to grant access to, and set their access rights.

There is not enough space for the whole Yandex.Disk folder on my computer What should I do?

To save space on your computer, you can turn off syncing of some folders. These folders will be removed from your computer but will still be available on the service's page and in other Yandex.Disk applications.

Synchronization management is only available for folders that are located directly in the Yandex.Disk folder. For example, you can change synchronization settings for the folder Yandex.Disk/Music, but not for the subfolder Yandex.Disk/Music/Favorites.

You can also set up selective syncing the first time you launch the app to avoid downloading all the folders to your computer.

Disabling folder sync

Attention. Folder synchronization cannot be turned off if not all the files in the folder have been synchronized (the Yandex.Disk icon in the menu bar shows the icon).

To turn off folder synchronization, follow these steps:

  1. Click the Disk icon in the menu bar.
  2. Click and select Settings in the menu.
  3. Go to the Selective sync tab.
  4. Uncheck the folder that you don't want to sync.
  5. Click Apply.
  6. Click Delete folders from this computer in the window that appears for the changes to take effect.

Upload to a folder with sync disabled

If you turned off folder synchronization, you can upload files to this folder in the Yandex.Disk settings window. Go to the Selective sync tab and drag the files to the name of the appropriate folder:

How do I set up auto-uploads?

You can automatically upload all your photos and videos from any storage or mobile device (camera, smartphone, memory card, etc.) and save them in the “Camera Uploads” folder or any other folder in Yandex.Disk.

Uploading files

Connect the device to your computer and wait for the upload window to appear:

Click Upload to start uploading photos and videos to Yandex.Disk. Leave the Always upload photos and videos from (device name) box checked so that files upload automatically (without asking permission) whenever that device is connected.

By default, all the photos and videos detected on your device will be uploaded to the “Photo Uploads” folder. All the files in your folder will be named according to the date and time they were taken. The image viewer lets you easily manage your photos on your computer or on the Yandex.Disk page.

Note. If you have already configured auto-uploads from your device using an Android app, iOS,or the Windows web app, then the Mac OS app will only auto-upload new photos and videos to Disk.

If the device was disconnected from the computer while downloading and the Always download photos and videos from <device name> option was enabled, downloading will resume automatically once the connection is restored. If the option was disabled, a dialog box will appear prompting automatic downloading.

Just click Yes to stop automatically uploading photos and videos from your device. In the dialog box that appears, you can choose to stop only the current upload, or enable the Never upload from this device option. If you use this option, this window will not appear the next time you connect this device to your computer.

Note. Automatic photo and video uploads will even work if you're not connected to the internet when you connect your device to your computer. The files on your device will still be uploaded to the "Camera Uploads" folder on your computer. Your “Camera Uploads” folder will then be synced with the Yandex.Disk servers the next time you connect to the internet.
Supported devices

The “Yandex.Disk” app for Mac OS X does not support automatic photo and video uploads from the following devices:

  • HTC Mozart (Windows Phone 7)
  • HTC Windows Phone 8X (Windows Phone 8)

The “Yandex.Disk” app for Mac OS X does not support automatic photo and video uploads from the following devices:

  • HTC Touch Cruise T4242 (Windows Mobile 6.1) in removable memory card mode
  • HTC Mozart (Windows Phone 7)
  • HTC Windows Phone 8X (Windows Phone 8)
  • Nokia N8-00 (Symbian^3)
  • LG GS500 (Java) in removable memory card mode
  • Fujifilm Finepix HS25EXR
  • Samsung ST78

Disable auto-uploads

Take the following steps to disable auto-uploads for all devices:

  1. Disconnect the devices in question from your computer.
  2. Click the Disk icon in the menu bar.
  3. Click and select Settings in the menu.
  4. Go to the Camera Uploads tab.
  5. Disable the Ask to upload photos and videos automatically option.
  6. Click Forget all devices.

If you no longer want files to auto-upload from a device that you had previously connected to your computer, make sure the Ask to upload photos and videos automatically option is enabled and click the Forget all devices button. The next time you connect that device, a dialog box will ask you if you want to upload your files automatically.

Work with the app on macOS Sierra

After you update from Mac OS X to macOS Sierra, the current version of Yandex.Disk will not update automatically. This is why you should update to the current version of Yandex.Disk before you install a new operating system.

  1. Open the app menu.
  2. Click .
  3. Go to Help → About Yandex.Disk.
  4. Click Check for updates.

If you have already upgraded to Mac OS X from macOS Sierra, install the new version of Yandex.Disk manually. You can download it at http://disk.yandex.com/download/disk.yandex.com/download.

Autoupdates will work in the Yandex.Disk app on macOS Sierra starting from version 1.4.11.6029.

How do I report a problem?

If you encountered a problem working with Yandex.Disk, please let us know:

  1. Click the Disk icon in the menu bar.
  2. Click .
  3. Choose the following menu item: Help → Report a bug. Be sure to attach the logs from the .sync folder.

How to get logs from the .sync folder

  1. Click the app icon in the menu bar.
  2. Click .
  3. Select a topic from the Help menu.
  4. Hold down the Ctrl key and click Report an error to Yandex. A folder containing the ZIP archive you selected opens automatically.
  5. Attach this archive to the feedback form.