Yandex Disk secrets: how to install, log in and use

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Good day everyone! Today we are talking about a very convenient service that I have been using in my work for a long time – Yandex Disk. What kind of 'beast' is this? – you might ask. I will discuss this in detail in the article below. If you have any questions, ask them in the comments, we will sort it out and look for answers! In the meantime, let's get acquainted with one of the most convenient file storages from the developers of the popular Russian search engine Yandex.

Content

  • 1. Yandex Disk: what is it
  • 2. Yandex Disk: how to use – step by step instructions
    • 2.1. How to create Yandex Disk (registration in Yandex Cloud)
    • 2.3. Yandex Disk: how much space is free?
    • 2.3. Login to Yandex Disk
    • 2.4. How to upload files to Yandex Disk – 7 easy ways
    • 2.5. Yandex Disk: how to transfer files to another user
  • 3. How to remove Yandex Disk from your computer

1. Yandex Disk: what is it

Yandex.Disk is a popular cloud storage that allows users to store various information (photos, videos, audio, texts and other files) in the so-called 'cloud', i.e. on a server on the network. Data stored on Yandex.Disk can be shared with other users and can be accessed from various devices – other computers, tablets, and smartphones. The basic version of Yandex.Disk is completely free and available to everyone. I remember that in 2012, it was invite-only registration, and I used an alternative service, Dropbox. But now I have completely switched to Yandex Disk Cloud. After all, free, and even available from everywhere 10 GB are not superfluous.

Yandex Disk: what is it?

Yandex Disk: what is it?

2. Yandex Disk: how to use – step by step instructions

So, I convinced you, and you decided to install Yandex Disk on your computer. Now let's take a closer look at how to use Yandex Cloud (this is also called Yandex.Disk, since it is a cloud data storage).

2.1. How to create Yandex Disk (registration in Yandex Cloud)

In order to start using Yandex.Disk, you need to register and create a mailbox from Yandex (if you already have one, go directly to the second item).

1. Registration in Yandex mail. To do this, go here and click the 'Register' button:

Registration in Yandex mail

To use Yandex.Disk, you must first register your mail

You go to the page where you need to fill in the following data:

We fill in the data for registration in Yandex.Mail

We fill in the data for registration in Yandex.Mail

If you wish, you can bind a mobile phone number to the created mailbox. To do this, enter your mobile number in the format +7 xxx xxx xx xx and press the yellow button 'Get code'. Within a minute, an SMS message with a six-digit code will be sent to your mobile, which must be entered in the field that appears:

Registration in Yandex mail

If not, click on the link 'I don't have a phone'. Then you will have to fill in another field – 'Security question' and the answer to it. After that, you can already click on the big yellow button – Register. Well, you have successfully registered in Yandex.Mail and it's time to start creating your Yandex.Disk.

2. Registration in Yandex.Disk. Follow the link – https://disk.yandex.ru, the following pop-up window will appear:

Registration in Yandex.Disk

Press the big yellow button 'Download Disk for Windows', you will follow the link to select your operating system – https://disk.yandex.ru/download/#pc:

Installing Yandex.Disk

Installing Yandex.Disk

After you have selected the operating system that you have installed, the download of the distribution will begin.

3. How to install Yandex Disk on a computer. Open the downloaded file, the further installation program will start, which will end with the following message:

Installing Yandex.Disk

Personally, I always uncheck the boxes and do not install any additional applications, but you can leave. Click the 'Finish' button. Congratulations, you are amazing 🙂

The installation of Yandex Cloud on your computer is now complete. Now in the settings you need to specify your username and password from the mail, after which you can safely use all the functions of the cloud storage.

After installation, a Yandex.Disk shortcut will appear on the desktop:

Yandex.Disk folder on the desktop

Yandex.Disk folder on the desktop

The folder is also available when you go to My Computer:

Yandex.Disk folder in My Computer

Yandex.Disk folder in My Computer

On the Web, you can go to Yandex.Disk from mail or via the link – https://disk.yandex.ru/client/disk

4. Installing Yandex.Disk on a smartphone. Free apps are available for iOS and Android, so you can download them seamlessly from the App Store and Google Play. The app for iOS does not have a very high rating, there are some shortcomings, all this can be seen in the reviews.

Yandex Disk for iOS

Yandex Disk for iOS

2.3. Yandex Disk: how much space is free?

Immediately after registering and installing Yandex.Disk, you have access to 10 free GB of space in the Cloud. For a start, this is quite enough, I had enough for about six months. What if there is not enough space?

  • Additional 10 GB free for inviting friends. You can get 512 MB of free cloud space for each friend you invite. Go here – https://disk.yandex.ru/invites and you will see your referral link, which must be copied and sent to friends. After registering each user using your link, you will receive additional Disk space, and your invited friend will receive an additional 1 GB.

How to get 10 GB for free on Yandex.Disk

The link with the invitation can be sent by mail or published on a social network. This way you can invite up to 20 friends and get up to 10 GB of additional free space.

  • Additional up to 250 GB as a gift from Yandex partners. Various promotions are held regularly, which will allow you to get additional gigabytes of free space. You can track current promotions on this page.

And of course, as you might expect from Yandex, you can buy additional space. However, the pleasure is not cheap:

You can buy additional space on Yandex.Disk

You can buy additional space on Yandex.Disk

If you need a lot of space in the Cloud, but don't want to pay, you can create several mailboxes and create Yandex.Disk for each of them.

2.3. Login to Yandex Disk

Registration passed, we figured out the available space, the question arises – how to enter Yandex Disk on your page?

You can view the downloaded files in several ways:

1. Open the shortcut of the Yandex.Disk folder on the Desktop, if you have not deleted it after installation.

2. Open Yandex.Disk in the My Computer folder.

3. Click on the Yandex.Disk icon in the taskbar located in the far right corner of the screen.

How to enter Yandex Disk on your page

How to enter Yandex Disk on your page

4. Log in to your Yandex mail through any browser and at the top there will be a link to the Cloud:

how to enter Yandex Disk on your page

5. Follow the link https://disk.yandex.ru/

6. Go to the main page of Yandex, being logged in in the mail. In the upper right corner there will be a link to Yandex.Disk:

How to enter Yandex.Disk

2.4. How to upload files to Yandex Disk – 7 easy ways

Let us now consider the most important point, because of which we performed all these actions – how to upload files to Yandex Disk. Again, there are several ways to do this:

1. Via the context menu. Select the file that you want to upload to the Cloud, right-click on it and select the item: 'Yandex.Disk: Copy public link':

How to upload files to Yandex Disk

How to upload files to Yandex Disk

This link can be immediately shared with friends, and they can download the file from the link at any time.

Do not share a public link to unlicensed or illegal content. If a complaint is received about a file, Yandex has the right to delete the file. You can read more about the responsibility for posting such materials here.

2. Copy the file to the Yandex.Disk folder (I wrote above how to enter it). By default, this folder is automatically synced, so when copying there, all files will be immediately added to your Drive.

3. Upload files via mobile application iOS or Android. I can consider this method in a separate article, if you leave such a wish in the comments.

4. Upload the file to the Cloud via the browser. To do this, simply drag the selected files with the mouse into the browser window with Yandex.Disk open:

how to upload files to Yandex Disk

5. Copying other people's files. If someone has shared with you a link to a file stored on Yandex.Disk, you can save it to your Cloud without any problems. To do this, follow the link sent in the form https://yadi.sk/ and click on the 'Save to Yandex.Disk' button on the right.

how to upload files to Yandex Disk

6. Uploading photos from social networks. On Yandex Disk, you can upload pictures from various social networks, almost in one click. To do this, go to it through a browser, in the left column, select the 'Photos from networks' item and log in to the desired social network. At the time of this writing, the download of photos from VK, Instagram, Odnoklassniki, FB, Mail and Google + is relevant.

how to upload files to Yandex Disk

7. Uploading photos from sites. If you install a browser extension, you will be able to save photos to your Yandex.Disk directly from the sites you visit and immediately share the link with your friends.

They also often ask how to upload a folder to Yandex Disk. The principle is the same as described above in the section with files. But there is another additional benefit – the folder can be assigned Shared access. Thus, other users to whom you grant access rights will be able to view and download files in this folder, as well as upload their files there.

How to upload a folder to Yandex Disk

How to upload a video to Yandex Disk? – is also a very popular question from Cloud users. This is due to the fact that video files are usually large in size, and many worry that they simply will not 'fit' and cannot be stored there. This is not the case, video files, like photos, can be uploaded and stored on Yandex.Disk.

2.5. Yandex Disk: how to transfer files to another user

One of the most useful features of Yandex.Disk is the ability to share files with other users without sending them to email.

Method 1 is absolutely identical to the first method for adding files to Yandex.Disk. Right-click on the file that you want to share, and in the menu that appears, select 'Copy public link'. The file will be available through this link until you delete it or close access to it.

Method 2 – go to Yandex.Disk through a browser, select the desired file or folder and on the right click ON next to 'Share link':

How to transfer files to another user

How to transfer files to another user

You can also remove access to the file by clicking the mouse and switching it to OFF.

3. How to remove Yandex Disk from your computer

If for some reason you need to remove Yandex.Disk from your computer, you should do the same as with a regular application – use the standard tools of the operating system.

Go to: Start -> Control Panel -> Programs and Features

In the window that appears, select Yandex.Disk (usually it is the last one in the list) and click the 'Delete' button. The downloaded files will remain in your account, only the application will be removed from the computer.

How to remove Yandex Disk from your computer

How to remove Yandex Disk from your computer

If you have any questions, ask them in the comments. If you want to get an additional 1 GB on Yandex.Disk – also write a comment, I will share a referral link. And it is useful for you, and I am pleased 🙂

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