Yandex.Disk 2.0 for Windows (beta)

The Yandex.Disk 2.0 experimental web app allows you to upload files to Yandex.Disk, as well as to view, download and share them. With this program, files don't take up space on your computer.

You can use Yandex.Disk 2.0 in parallel with the classic version of Yandex.Disk (there is no need to delete the latter). Only the classic version allows you to sync, take screenshots, and auto-upload photos and videos.

Restriction. You can install the Yandex.Disk 2.0 program on the following OS:
  • 32-bit Windows XP Service Pack 3
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8 (classic interface)
  • Windows 10
  1. Install the program
  2. Log in to the program
  3. Upload files to Disk
  4. View and edit a file
  5. Download file or folder
  6. Move files or folders
  7. Share files or folders
  8. Delete files or folders
  9. Problems with Yandex.Disk 2.0 app

Install the program

Download the web app on the Yandex.Disk 2.0 (beta) page. You will see instructions on how to run the file once it starts downloading.

The icon will appear in the Windows system tray when the installation is complete.

Log in to the program

Once installed, Yandex.Disk 2.0 will ask you to enter your Yandex username and password. The icon will display in the system tray until you log in.

If you didn't log in right after you installed the app, double-click on the app icon in the system tray.

If you haven't registered on Yandex yet, click Register to sign up. Then enter your username and password in the program.

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 2.0 (beta).

Upload files to Disk

To upload files to Yandex.Disk, you just need to copy or move them to the app window. For example, you can open a folder and drag files into it. Or you can click Upload and select files on your computer.

Upload via drop zone

If you frequently upload new files to Yandex.Disk, drag them into the drop zone that you see on top of the system tray in the lower right corner of the screen.

To disable the drop zone, go to the Appearance menu and disable the Show drop zone on desktop menu.

You can track the file-uploading process in the Downloads section (which appears after you upload your first file or download a file using the app).

Note. If your internet connection is disrupted, your upload will be paused. When the connection is restored, the upload will resume.

To remove all completed uploads from the list, click  → Delete all completed uploads from the list.

After you upload your files, they will be on the server. You can open your Disk page to make sure that all the files have been uploaded successfully.

View and edit a file

To open a file for viewing or to make changes, double-click on it in the file list. The file opens in the default program for this file type. If you want to open a file in a different program, enter that program as the default for that file type.

When you edit a file and save it, changes are automatically uploaded to Yandex.Disk. Information about the uploaded file can also be found in the Downloads section (which appears after you upload your first file or download a file using the app).

Note. Files are downloaded to a folder of temporary files and stored there for 24 hours. If you need to free up space on your computer, you can delete them: go to File → Settings and click Open temporary files folder. Before you delete them, make sure that you save your edited files.

Download file or folder

Right click on the file or folder. In the menu that appears, select Download to computer.

You can track the file-downloading process in the Downloads section (which appears after you upload or download your first file using the app).

This notification appears in the system tray after you download the file:

Move files or folders

Moving files and folders works the same way as on a computer: just drag and drop them to the appropriate place.

To move an item, drag it to the appropriate place in the folder tree on the left. If you want to move an item to a subfolder, open the main folder in the tree first.

Share files or folders

Select an item and click Copy link above the file list.

You can also right-click on an item and choose Copy link in the menu. If you click on an empty field inside the folder, then you can copy the link to that folder.

Delete files or folders

You can delete an item one of the following ways:

  • Drag it to the Trash icon in the folder tree on the left.
  • Right-click on the item and select Delete in the menu that opens.

To empty the Trash, right-click on the Trash icon and select Empty trash.

Problems with Yandex.Disk 2.0 app

Files take up space on your computer

This means that, in addition to Yandex.Disk 2.0, you have the classic Yandex.Disk installed with syncing enabled. To solve this problem, you can either set up customized syncing in the classic program or delete the Yandex.Disk app.

I can't change the upload-folder location.

Uploaded files are automatically saved to the %LOCALAPPDATA%\Yandex\Yandex.Disk.2\yd2_tmp\ folder. Currently, it's not possible to change the upload-folder location.

The drop zone displays at the top of every window

Currently it's not possible to change the drop zone so that it doesn't display at the top of every window. However, you can disable it using one of these methods:

Method 1
Click the X in the upper right corner of the drop zone.
Method 2
Select Appearance in the menu and disable the Show drop zone on desktop option.

My question isn't in the list

If you followed the recommendations, but the problem persists, or if your question is not in the list, contact the support service. Attach the program logs to your message.

How to retrieve your app logs
Go to Help → Report an error to Yandex and a folder containing the ZIP archive you selected opens automatically. Attach this archive to the feedback form.