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 Yandex.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. You can download a shared folder to your computer as an archive if its size does not exceed 5 GB or if it contains fewer than 500 files.
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.

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 respective menu item.

Share through the mobile app

You can share a file or folder in the Yandex.Disk mobile app by using a public link. To do this, follow the instructions for Android or for iOS.

Share files with the Yandex.Disk desktop program

You can share a file or folder in the Yandex.Disk program by using a public link. To do this, follow the instructions for Android or iOS.

Comments in 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 of 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.
Note. You can't simultaneously turn off comments for all files in a public folder.

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.
  • date of the latest modification;
  • number of files (for folders);
  • Number of views and downloads (for a shared file or folder).

File won't download

Sometimes when you're 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:

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 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 exclusions of that extension.

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

If a public file was downloaded multiple times in one day, the download may be restricted. The restriction lasts for 24 hours. The file becomes available for download at the end of this period. If you don't want to wait, save the file to your Disk with the Save to Yandex.Disk button. To remove this restriction for your files, connect to Yandex.Disk Pro.

Note. You can download only folders that contain fewer than 500 files or are not larger than 5 GB. If you want to download a larger folder, you can save it to your Disk.