Upload files and folders to Yandex.Disk

The maximum file size on Yandex.Disk is 50 GB. However, we recommend using the Yandex.Disk program to upload files that are larger than 2 GB.

You can also drag and drop any folder to the Yandex.Disk page, or copy a folder from your computer to the Yandex.Disk program. The folder is automatically uploaded to the server with all of its 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. Copy public files and folders to your Yandex.Disk
  5. Downloading public files and folders
  6. Problems with uploads

Upload from the web interface

  1. Go to the Yandex.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. You can only upload folders from the web interface with Yandex Browser version 1.7 and later, Google Chrome version 25.0 and later, Opera version 17.0 and later, Mozilla Firefox version 48.0 and later, and Gecko project-based browsers version 48.0 and 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 cancel the upload while the files are still loading. To do this, click Cancel all uploads.

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

Upload through the Yandex.Disk program

To upload files from computer, install the Yandex.Disk program and copy the files to the folder created by the program.

All new files and folders in the Yandex.Disk folder on your computer are automatically uploaded to Yandex.Disk: the data is synced.

Learn more about the Yandex.Disk program in Yandex.Disk for desktop.

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.

Copy public files and folders to your Yandex.Disk

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



You can access the Downloads folder in the left panel.

Downloading public files and folders

If someone shares a link to a file or folder stored 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. You can download a shared folder to your computer as an archive if it contains less than 500 files and is no more than 5 GB.

Problems with uploads

File was marked as a virus

All files up to 1 GB that you create, upload, or store on Yandex.Disk are scanned by the Yandex.Disk anti-virus program. If the antivirus system marks a file as suspicious, it most likely actually is infected.

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 verify a file by yourself with Virus Total, where files are checked by dozens of antivirus products.

File won't upload

An error uploading a file may occur because:

The file is larger than 10 GB
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. To upload larger files, use the Yandex.Disk program.
A proxy server, firewall, or anti-virus interfere with the upload

You may be using a proxy server or extra firewall in addition to the standard OS firewall. Anti-virus software may also slow down uploads. Try temporarily disabling your anti-virus software and upload the files again.

There's no more space on your Yandex.Disk.
When there's no more space on your Yandex.Disk, access to Yandex.Disk is restricted:
  • You can't upload new files.
  • You can't share files or create shared folders.
  • Files that you shared earlier become unavailable via public links.
  • You can't watch videos.
  • API access is suspended.
Other actions with files are not blocked. You can still view files, download them to your computer, and edit, move, and delete them.
To fully restore all Yandex.Disk features, delete unnecessary files or buy more storage space.
Tip. To avoid losing files, download them to your computer before deleting them.

I can't upload a folder to the server

An error uploading a folder may occur because:

The folder contents were changed during the upload

While the folder was uploading, files in the folder were moved or deleted. If another program moves or deletes files, close it. Then try uploading the folder again.

The folder contains files that are larger than 2 GB

You can't upload such large files to Yandex.Disk through the browser. To upload larger files (from 2 to 50 GB), use the Yandex.Disk program.

The folder has many nested folders

Try archiving this folder and then uploading the archive to Yandex.Disk. You can also upload folders via the Yandex.Disk program.

Your browser doesn't support uploading folders

You can upload folders in the web interface only if you use Yandex Browser version 1.7 and later, Google Chrome version 25.0 and later, and Opera version 17.0 and later. If you use a different browser, upload folders with the Yandex.Disk program.

You don't have access rights to read a file or folder

If you're a computer admin, change the access rights. If you're not a computer admin, you won't be able to upload the folder to Yandex.Disk.

The file or folder's name is too long or non-standard

Try archiving this folder and then uploading the archive to Yandex.Disk.

There's no more space on your Yandex.Disk.
When there's no more space on your Yandex.Disk, access to Yandex.Disk is restricted:
  • You can't upload new files.
  • You can't share files or create shared folders.
  • Files that you shared earlier become unavailable via public links.
  • You can't watch videos.
  • API access is suspended.
Other actions with files are not blocked. You can still view files, download them to your computer, and edit, move, and delete them.
To fully restore all Yandex.Disk features, delete unnecessary files or buy more storage space.
Tip. To avoid losing files, download them to your computer before deleting them.

Upload speed is very slow

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