Share a link

How to share

  1. Upload a file or folder to Yandex Disk.
  2. Go to the Yandex Disk page.
  3. Share a file or folder in one of the following ways:

    Select an object and click Share in the top menu.

  4. Click Copy link.
  5. Send the resulting link in an email or in a message. You can also convert it to a QR code.

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 a file you share violates the Yandex Disk Terms of Use (Paragraph 4.3), it may be blocked.

How long are links valid?

If you set an expiration date when creating a link, the link will be deleted when it expires. The file will then be unavailable to users until you reshare it.

If you don't set an expiration date, the link to the file or folder will be valid until you close access to them. 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.

Close access to a file

Here's how you can delete the public link to a file and close access to it:

Select a file and click  → Delete file link in the top menu.

View shared files

  1. In the left panel, choose the Shared access tab.
  2. Go to the Public links tab.

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 you run out of space on your Yandex Disk, access 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, with your files deleted forever six months after that. You can learn more about these restrictions under 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, sign up for Yandex 360 Premium.

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.
File owner disabled download

If the file owner enabled the Disable download option when creating their link, you won't be able to download the file or copy it to your Yandex Disk. You can only view the file from the public page. Ask the file owner to create a link without the download restriction.

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 it 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 Website address field, enter .
  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.
  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.
  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 Close all tabs in your browser except Yandex Disk. Turn off apps that use the internet and refresh the page.