Uploading files and folders to Disk

You can upload files of up to 10 GB via the browser. To upload files exceeding 10 GB, use the Yandex.Disk program (versions for Windows, Mac OS or Linux are available), Disk 2.0 or the WebDAV client. The maximum file size on Yandex.Disk is 50 GB.

You can also drag and drop any folder to the Disk page, or copy a folder from your computer to the Yandex.Disk program. The folder is automatically uploaded to the server with all the content.

To upload files to a separate folder using a mobile app, create the folder first, and then open it.

  1. Upload from the web interface
  2. Upload through the Yandex.Disk program
  3. Upload from iOS and Android devices
  4. Copying public files and folders to your Disk
  5. Downloading public files and folders
  6. Importing photos from social networks
  7. Problems with uploads

Upload from the web interface

  1. Go to the Disk page.
  2. Open the Yandex.Disk folder you want to add files to.
  3. Drag separate files or an entire folder to the page (you can also upload separate files by clicking the Upload button on the left panel or in the context menu).
    Note. To upload folders through the browser, you need Yandex.Browser version 1.7 or later, Google Chrome version 25.0 or later, or Opera version 17.0 or later. If you use a different browser, upload folders with the Yandex.Disk program.

  4. To upload more files, click Upload more. To hide the upload box, click Hide.

You can quit loading files while they are in the process of loading. To do this, click Cancel all uploads.

You can also share a link to the file as soon as it has uploaded.

Upload from iOS and Android devices

The Yandex.Disk mobile apps let you upload files from your phone as well as take photos and save them directly to Disk.

To upload files from your phone or tablet, install the Yandex.Disk mobile app. To upload files through the app, see the sections for iOS and Android.

Copying public files and folders to your Disk

If someone shares a link to a file or folder located on Yandex.Disk with you, you can copy this file or folder to your Disk.

To copy a file or a folder, click the link you received and then click the Save to Yandex.Disk button. The file or folder will be moved to the Downloads folder on your Disk.

You can access the Downloads folder from the left panel.

Downloading public files and folders

If someone shares a link to a file or folder located on Yandex.Disk with you, you can download this file or folder to your computer or mobile device.

To save the shared file on your device, click the link you received and then click Download.

Attention. Users can download a shared folder to their PCs as an archive file as long as the folder does not exceed 50 GB.

Importing photos from social networks

You can upload your photos to Yandex.Disk from VK, Facebook, Instagram, and Google+.

Just follow these steps:

  1. Go to Photos from social networks in the panel on the right.
  2. Select a social network and click the corresponding button:

  3. (Optional) Log in and allow Yandex to access your social network account.
    Note. To connect your social network account to Yandex.Disk, Yandex needs to access your account. Yandex will not use your account information in any way that you did not grant permission to.
  4. Choose the albums and click the Next button. The photos will be loaded to the Social networks folder.

Problems with uploads

A file was marked as a virus

All files up to 1 GB that you create, upload or store on Yandex.Disk are tested with the NOD32 antivirus program. If the antivirus system marks a file as suspicious, it most likely actually is infected. If you think the file is all right, you can report a false virus detection using the form on the page https://www.esetnod32.ru/support/knowledge_base/new_virus/.

Note. Different antivirus programs may have different virus databases. This means that one antivirus may fail to find viruses in a file, but another antivirus may flag it.

You can independently verify a file using Virus Total, where files are checked using dozens of antivirus products.

A file won't upload

If you receive an error message while uploading a file, please make sure that the file is smaller than 10 GB, which is the maximum size for the web interface. You will need to use the Yandex.Disk program, Disk. 2.0 or connect via WebDAV to upload larger files.

If the file is smaller than 10 GB, the issue may be caused by a proxy server or a second firewall (in addition to the default OS firewall). Try temporarily disabling your firewalls and upload the files again.

You might also try disabling your antivirus software to rule out any possibility that it is interfering with the app. If that doesn't work, see if using a different browser solves your problem. You can download another browser from browsers.yandex.com.

The upload speed is very slow

The most common cause of slow download speeds is using proxy servers and extra firewalls (in addition to the standard Windows firewall). We recommend temporarily disabling them when downloading files.

Yandex.Disk is out of storage space

If you run out of space on Yandex.Disk, you can't upload new files, share files or create shared folders. Also, you can't use public links to download files you shared earlier. But you can save them to Disk. Other actions with files are not blocked. You can still view files, download them to your computer, edit, move, or delete.

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