Windows network drive

The “Yandex.Disk” application is the simplest and most secure way to manage your Disk files. If you cannot or do not want to use the application (for example, your operating system does not meet the requirements), you can connect Disk to Windows as a standard network drive.

  1. Windows XP
  2. Windows Vista and Windows 7

Windows XP

To connect Disk as a network drive:

  1. Click Start.

  2. Right click on My Computer and select Map Network Drive.

  3. Follow the Sign up for online storage or connect to a network server link in the next window.

Follow the instructions on the setup wizard:

  1. Click Next.
  2. Highlight Choose another network location.
  3. Enter https://webdav.yandex.com.

    Note. If you receive an “Invalid folder name” error message, try changing the server address to http://webdav.yandex.com as Windows may not support WebDAV connections over HTTPS.
  4. Windows will request a username and password: enter the username and password of your account on Yandex (or the application password if you enabled two-factor authentication).

  5. Enter a name for the network drive. All your Disk files will be directly accessible on the network drive.

Troubleshooting

An incorrectly configured protocol for managing Web Folders may cause problems connecting to Yandex.Disk through WebDAV. Follow these instructions to reinstall the component:

  1. Go to Start → Run.
  2. Enter webfldrs.msi and click OK.
  3. Click Select reinstall mode:

  4. Select all the options except Reinstall only if file is missing and click OK:

  5. Click Reinstall:

  6. Restart your computer when the installation is complete.

Windows Vista and Windows 7

Open the Start menu and right click on Computer, then select Map Network Drive.

You will then see a settings window.

  1. Under the Folder option, enter the server address: https://webdav.yandex.com

  2. Check the Reconnect at logon option.

  3. Click the Finish button.

  4. Enter the username and password of your account on Yandex (or the application password if you enabled two-factor authentication).

    Note. If you insert your password from the clipboard (for example, using the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+V, you might get the error “Access denied”. Trying typing in your password.

All your Disk files will be directly accessible on the network drive.