Security in Yandex.Disk

Storing files on Yandex.Disk is safer than keeping them on a computer or a phone.

  • You can't break or lose Yandex.Disk.
  • An antivirus scans each file that's uploaded to Yandex.Disk.
  • Yandex.Disk uses the most advanced security technologies to keep your files safe.
  • The Yandex.Disk mobile apps and website use a secure connection to transfer data.

All files up to 1 GB that you create, upload, or store on Yandex.Disk are scanned by the NOD32 antivirus program.

How long are files stored?

Your files are stored until you delete them. We impose no restrictions on storage time.

Note. Yandex deletes your files only if you decide to delete your account. If you do decide to delete your account, make sure you save the files on your computer first.

Other people's photos and videos uploaded to my Yandex.Disk

Someone else's files may end up on your Yandex.Disk if you log in on someone else's mobile device. In this case, if auto-uploads are enabled, files from this device will upload to your Yandex.Disk.

You can stop uploading other people's files to your Yandex.Disk in one of the following ways:

Log out on all devices
To prevent other people's files from uploading to your Yandex.Disk, log out of Yandex.Disk on all devices.
Revoke program and app acces

You can also revoke access that Yandex.Disk programs and apps have to your files stored on the server:

  1. Open the Access management page.
  2. Look through the list and find all the lines that feature Yandex.Disk.
  3. Click each line, and then click Delete.

What should I do if I lose the device I installed the Yandex.Disk program on?

If you have lost your laptop, computer, or mobile phone, revoke access that Yandex.Disk apps and programs have to your files on the server:

  1. Open the Access management page.
  2. Look through the list and find all the lines that feature Yandex.Disk.
  3. Click each line, and then click Delete.

You'll just need to log in again if you find the device.

Viewing history

The History tab displays all events — all recent actions with files and folders on your Disk. In history, you can:

  • View what happened to files that you can't find (you might have moved them to another location or deleted them).
  • Make sure that the history displays only your actions (to ensure that only you can access your Yandex.Disk).
  • Quickly navigate to files and folders that you recently worked with.

You can search for events in History by using the search bar or filters.



Search for events in History

You can search for events in one of the following ways:

  • By name of the file or folder, as well as by contents, properties, or file extension. Simply enter a query in the search box in the top-right corner. For more information about search features, see Search Disk.
  • By date, event type, device, or folder. Use filters to do that.

To reset a single filter, click again on the selected value. To reset all the filters, click Clear to the left of the filters.