Mac OS X application

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

Restriction. The “Yandex.Disk” application 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. Logging in to the application
  3. Selecting the Disk folder location
  4. Managing files
  5. How do I share a file or folder?
  6. How do I open access to a folder?
  7. How can I choose which folders to sync?
  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 application from 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.

Logging in to the application

You will be asked to enter your Yandex username and password when you first launch the application. 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 application 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.

Selecting 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 program menu.
  2. Click .
  3. Select Settings.
  4. In the Folder list, click Choose folder.

Managing 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 may 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 still eat into your storage allowance. Empty your Trash if you're running out of space.

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

How do I share a file or 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. Then select Yandex.Disk: Copy public link.

You can also share a file or folder via the app 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 open 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 will open the access page in your browser. On this page, you can choose people to grant access to, and set their access rights.

How can I choose which folders to sync?

To save space on your computer, you can turn off synchronization for specific folders. These folders will be removed from the computer, but will still be available on the Disk 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 the Apply button.
  6. Click on Delete folders from this computer in the window that appears for the changes to take effect.

Uploading files 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 desired 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 Disk page.

Note. If you have already configured auto-uploads for this device in the Android, iOS or Windows programs, the Mac OS app will simply 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, the 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.

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.

Disabling auto-uploads

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

  1. Disconnect these devices from the 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 the Forget devices button.

If you change your mind about auto-uploads from a device that you had previously connected to the computer, make sure the Ask to upload photos and videos automatically option is enabled and click the Forget devices button. The next time you connect the device, a dialog box prompting automatic uploading will appear.

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

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

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 to 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 an 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.