Sharing a link to a file or folder

Files or folders must be made public to be shared. Yandex.Disk lets you generate a direct download link for each file or folder.

Any files and folders in the Disk root directory or your personal folders can be shared. To share a mail attachment, copy it from the Mail attachments folder (in the menu bar at the top) to another Disk folder.

Attention. You cannot share a file or folder located within a shared folder if you do not own it or have read-only authorization.

The public file link will continue to work until you make the file private. Disk will generate another link if you decide to share the file or folder again. However, if a file has already been shared and you get a public link to it again using the computer program or mobile app, this will be the same link that was generated when sharing this file.

If you share a file or folder link with other Yandex.Disk users, they will be able to save your file or folder to their Yandex.Disk.

Attention. Shared folders can be downloaded as archives providing they are no bigger than 10 GB.

To view all shared files and folders, click the Links button on the upper panel.

Sharing files through the web interface

  1. Select a file to share.

  2. In the panel on the right, set the sharing option to On. You will be given the same option when uploading a file to Disk.

  3. Copy the link that appears.
    • Method 1. Click on the link and choose the Copy link item in the menu.
    • Method 2. Click on the link and then hit Ctrl + C.
  4. Click to receive the link's QR code.

Sharing through the mobile app

Sharing files with the “Yandex.Disk” application

You can share a file or folder using the “Yandex.Disk” program. using After receiving a public link, follow the instructions for Windows or Mac OS.