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).

File won't download

First of all, ensure that your internet connection speed is sufficient to download files quickly. You can check the speed of your internet connection at

Limits on intermediate servers that are used when you are on the internet can prevent files from downloading. Try disabling your proxy server if you have one. Also, antivirus and firewall can also slow down file downloads. Disable them temporarily and try downloading the file again.

You'll also want to make sure that the problem isn't connected with your browser's functionality. See if switching browsers solves your problem.

If a public file was downloaded many times during the day, the download may be restricted. This restriction lasts for 24 hours, then you can download the file. 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 only download only public files 50 GB or less. For large folders, you can store them on your Yandex.Disk.