Share a link

To share a file or folder, you need to create a direct access link for them.

  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 corresponding menu item.

You can also share a file or folder using the mobile app (see instructions for Android and iOS) and computer program (see instructions for Windows and macOS).

To view all published files and folders:
  1. In the left panel, choose the Shared access tab.
  2. Go to the Links tab.

All shared files and folders are marked with the icon.

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. You can download a shared folder to your computer as an archive if it contains less than 500 files and is no larger than 5 GB.
  1. What files and folders can I share?
  2. How long are links valid?
  3. View the number of views and downloads using the link
  4. I can't create a link
  5. File won't download
  6. Disable ads on public file pages

What files and folders can I share?

You can share files and folders from the Yandex.Disk root directory and all the folders you created. To share an email attachment, copy it from the Mail attachments folder (on the Archive tab in the left panel) to the desired Yandex.Disk folder.

You can't share files and folders that are inside a public folder if you aren't its owner or have view-only access rights.

Attention. If the file you share violates the Yandex.Disk Terms of Use (item 4.3), it may be blocked.

How long are links valid?

The shared link to a file or folder works until you make the file private. If you publish the same file or folder again, Yandex.Disk generates a new link. If you already have access to a shared file and the Yandex.Disk program or mobile app sends you another public link to it, it is the same link that was generated when the file was shared the first time.

View the number of views and downloads using the link

To get all information about a file or folder, click the icon in the upper-left corner. The menu displays the following file information:

  • Name (to change it, click  → Rename in the upper panel or the context menu).
  • Size
  • Latest modification date
  • Number of files (if it's a folder)
  • Number of views and downloads (if it's a shared file or folder)

I can't create a link

When there's no more space on your Yandex.Disk, access to Yandex.Disk is restricted. To remove these restrictions, delete unnecessary files, empty the Trash (files in the Trash also take up space), or buy more storage space. Otherwise, your access to Yandex.Disk will be blocked in 44 days, and in another 6 months, all your files will be deleted forever. You can learn more about these restrictions in Yandex.Disk storage space.

File won't download

When using Yandex.Disk, some of the following issues might occur: buttons stop working, page elements don't load, photos don't open, files fail to download, or the browser reports an error.

Why this happens and how to fix it:

Public file downloads are restricted

If a public file was downloaded many times during the day, the download limit is activated, and the download may be restricted for a day. If you don't want to wait, save the file to your Yandex.Disk using the Save to Yandex.Disk button. To download public files without restrictions, subscribe to Yandex 360.

Note. You can only download folders that contain fewer than 500 files or are less than 5 GB. If you want to download a larger folder, you can save it to your Yandex.Disk.
The browser doesn't display the page correctly

To reduce traffic consumption, the browser saves copies of visited pages in the cache. When you view these pages again, the browser may load them from the memory. If you change the file name in the Desktop program and the browser loads information about this file from memory, you see an outdated file name.

Try refreshing the page to re-download if from the internet. If the problem persists, clear the browser cache and delete all cookies.

Extensions block Yandex.Disk

Yandex.Disk may work incorrectly due to browser add-ons and extensions. To check if this is the reason, try temporarily disabling them. If Yandex.Disk is working incorrectly because of an ad-blocking or antivirus extension, add the Yandex.Disk page to the list of exceptions of that extension.

Data blocking is enabled in the browser

Follow the instructions to disable data blocking for your browser:

Yandex Browser
  1. Open the browser settings.
  2. Go to Websites.
  3. Scroll down and click Advanced site settings.
  4. Scroll down to Cookies.
  5. Disable Block third-party data and files.
Mozilla Firefox
  1. Open the browser settings.
  2. Go to tab Privacy & Security.
  3. Scroll down to Cookies and Site Data.
  4. Click Manage Permissions.
  5. In the Address of web site field, enter https://disk.yandex.com/.
  6. Click Allow.
  7. Save your changes.
Google Chrome
  1. Open the browser settings.
  2. Scroll down the left menu and click Advanced → Privacy and security.
  3. Go to Site settings and click Cookies and site data.
  4. Disable Block third-party cookies.
Opera
  1. Open the browser settings.
  2. Go to Advanced → Security.
  3. Go to Site settings → Cookies and site data.
  4. Disable Block third-party cookies.
Edge
  1. Open the browser parameters.
  2. Go to Site permissions.
  3. Click Cookies and site data.
  4. Disable Block third-party cookies.
Internet Explorer
  1. Open the browser properties.
  2. Go to Privacy and click Advanced.
  3. Under Third-party cookies, select Accept.
  4. Save your changes.
You are using an outdated browser

An outdated browser may not support the technologies used for loading pages quickly and conveniently. Install the latest version of your browser.

Your internet connection is affected by an antivirus, firewall, or proxy.

Yandex.Disk may work incorrectly due to an antivirus, firewall, or proxy server. To check if this is the reason, try temporarily disabling them. If Yandex.Disk is malfunctioning because of an antivirus or firewall, add the Yandex.Disk page to the list of exclusions of that program.

The internet connection slowed down

Check your internet connection speed at yandex.com/internet. Close all tabs in your browser except Yandex.Disk. Turn off apps that use the internet and refresh the page.