Windows application

The “Yandex.Disk” application lets you manage your Disk files on your computer and automatically syncs them with Disk over the internet.

Restriction.

The “Yandex.Disk” application supports the following operating systems:

  • Windows XP Service Pack 3 32-bit (As of version 0.8, Service Pack 1 and Service 2 are no longer supported);
  • Windows XP Service Pack 2 64-bit (As of version 0.8, Service Pack 1 is no longer supported);
  • Windows Vista;
  • Windows 7;
  • Windows 8 (classic interface)
  • Windows 10.
  1. Installation
  2. Logging in
  3. Selecting the Disk folder location
  4. Managing files and folders
  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. How can I put the Yandex.Disk icon in the system tray?
  10. How do I report a problem?

Installation

Download the application from disk.yandex.com/download. You will see instructions on how to run the file once it starts downloading.

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

Logging in

Once installed, the “Yandex.Disk” application will ask you to enter your Yandex username and password. The tray icon will display an exclamation mark until you've logged in.

If you did not log in immediately after installation, click the program icon in the tray and the following link: Disk is not set up. Set up Yandex.Disk.

If you still haven't registered on Yandex, click on Register to get started. Then enter the 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.

Selecting the Disk folder location

The “Yandex.Disk” application automatically creates a folder that syncs with our cloud service. You can customize its location on the computer after installation finishes. To do so, click on Set folder location and syncing → Change and select the location you want for the Yandex.Disk folder.

Note. If the 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. Click Change in the Folderblock.

Managing files and folders

All you have to do to upload files to Disk is to copy or move them to the Yandex.Disk folder. For example, open the folder in the Explorer (click the icon in the program menu) and drag the files you want 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.

The latest synchronized files and folders can be found in the program menu. You do not need to open the Yandex.Disk folder to use them. You can quickly open a file from the menu, share it, drag it to the required 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.

Note. 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 hasn't yet been uploaded to Disk, the application will automatically upload it to the Disk server and copy the public link to your clipboard.

Right click on the file or folder. In the menu that appears, select Yandex.Disk → Copy public link, if it is a folder, or Yandex Disk: Copy public link, if it is a file.

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

  1. Click the Disk icon in the tray (notifications area).
  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. Then select Yandex.Disk: Configure access settings.

The application opens the access rights 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.

You can also set up selective synchronization during the first program launch to avoid downloading all folders to the computer.

Disabling folder sync

Attention. Folder synchronization cannot be turned off if not all the files in the folder have been synchronized (indicated by the icon).

To turn off folder synchronization, follow these steps:

  1. Click the program icon in the tray.
  2. Click .
  3. Select Settings from the menu.
  4. Go to the Selective sync tab.
  5. Uncheck the folder that you don't want to sync.
  6. Click the OK button.
  7. Click on Delete folders from this computer in the window that appears for the changes to take effect.

You can also use the right-click menu to disable folder synchronization. Open the Yandex.Disk folder and right click on the required folder. In the menu, select Yandex.Disk → Disable syncing:

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. Check the Always upload photos and videos from <device name> box to allow the application to automatically upload files.

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 app, iOS or Mac OS applications, the Windows Yandex.Disk application will simply auto-upload your new photos and videos.

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.

Disabling auto-uploads

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

  1. Disconnect these devices from the computer.
  2. Click the program icon in the Windows notifications area.
  3. Click .
  4. Select Settings from the menu.
  5. Go to the Camera Uploads tab.
  6. Disable the Ask to upload photos and videos automatically option.
  7. Click the Forget devices button.
  8. Click OK.

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.

How can I put the Yandex.Disk icon in the system tray?

To make Disk easy to find, the icon for the “Yandex.Disk” application is always displayed in the Windows system tray. If you don't see the icon on your taskbar, you can drag it to a visible section of your tray :

How do I report a problem?

If you are having a problem with the “Yandex.Disk” program, please let us know:

  1. Click the program icon in the tray.
  2. Click .
  3. Choose the following menu item: Help → Report a bug. Please attach logs from the .sync folder and Application Data to your message.

How to get logs from the .sync folder

  1. Click the program icon in the tray.
  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.

How to get logs from the Application Data folder

  1. Open the Finder, copy the address %LOCALAPPDATA%\Yandex\Yandex.Disk and insert it into the address bar.
  2. Click Enter.
  3. Archive the contents of the folder that opens and attach this file to the feedback form.