Share a link to a file or folder

How it works

Any files and folders in the Disk root directory or your personal folders can be shared. To share an email attachment, copy it from the Mail attachments folder (on the Archive tab in the left panel) to the desired 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 shared 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. If you already have access to a shared file and the Yandex.Disk web app or mobile app sends you another public link to it, it will be the same link that was generated when the file was shared the first time.

If you share a file or folder link with other Yandex.Disk users, they can view and save your file or folder to their Yandex.Disk.

Attention. Users can download a shared folder to their PCs as an archive file as long as the folder does not exceed 50 GB.
To view all published files and folders:
  1. In the left panel, choose the Shared access tab.
  2. Go to the Links tab.

Share files using the web interface

  1. Select a file to share.

  2. Click the Share button on the upper panel or in the context menu.
  3. Choose the link sharing option from the list: copying the link, sending it by email or posting it in social networks. To get a QR code link, select the appropriate menu item.

Share through the mobile app

Share files with the “Yandex.Disk” web app

You can share a file or folder using the “Yandex.Disk” web app. Just get a public link and follow the instructions for Windows or Mac OS.

Comments to public files and folders

Users with access to a shared folder can leave comments, reply to them, and add Likes or Dislikes to the published files and comments.

If someone Liked or Disliked your shared file or left a comment, you will see a pop-up notification in the upper right corner of the screen. This information will also appear in your list containing all your notifications. To view all notifications, click the icon.

To turn off comments:

  1. Open a shared file by clicking on the link that was generated.
  2. Click the icon in the upper right corner and turn off the Comments option.

View the number of views and downloads of a shared file or folder

To get information about a file or folder, click the icon in the panel. The menu displays:

  • Name (to change it, click  → Rename in the upper panel or from the context menu).
  • Size.
  • Last modified date.
  • Number of files (for a folder).
  • Number of views and downloads (for a shared file or folder).

Access to a shared file is restricted or forbidden

Access to files on Yandex.Disk may be restricted for everyone apart from the owner due to violations of the User Agreement. These restrictions may be imposed on shared material that violates current legislation, the terms of the User Agreement or the rights and legal interests of third parties (including copyrights). We recommend you read the Yandex Terms and Conditions.

Please use the contact form to reach us if you're sure that a file does not violate the User Agreement.

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