Downloading files

When you click the link to download a file, it can be opened for viewing or downloaded to the computer. The file is opened for viewing if the browser supports its format. The file is downloaded to the computer if the browser does not support its format. As soon as the file starts downloading, its icon moves to the right half of the upper browser panel, and a download indicator appears under the icon .

Note. When archives and executable files are being downloaded, Yandex.Browser checks them for viruses and undesirable software.

Stopping and restarting downloading

To stop downloading a file:
  1. Open the context menu for the icon of the file being downloaded .
  2. Click Stop download.
To restart downloading a file:
  1. Open the context menu for the icon of the file being downloaded .
  2. Click Restart download.

Saving a file open for viewing

Click the Save button in the right half of the SmartBox:

How do I open a downloaded file?

To open the last downloaded file:

Click the icon of the downloaded file in the top right corner of the browser window.

To open a previously downloaded file:
  1. Click   → Downloads.
  2. Select the file you need.
To automatically open a downloaded file:
  1. Click   → Downloads.
  2. Select a file in the format you want to open automatically.
  3. Click the icon  and select the menu item Open <file format> automatically.

Where downloaded files are saved

By default, files are saved in the following folders:

Operating system Directory
Windows 7, Windows 8 Users\<user account>\Downloads
Note. Support for Microsoft Windows XP and Vista operating systems ended in April 2017.
Open the Downloads folder:
  1. Click   → Downloads.
  2. Click the Open folder link in the top right corner of the page.
To find out which folder your downloaded files are saved in:
  1. Click   → Settings.
  2. In the lower half of the Settings page, click Show advanced settings.
  3. The path to the file folder is specified in the Downloaded files section.

To change the downloaded file folder:
  1. Click   → Settings.
  2. In the lower half of the Settings page, click Show advanced settings.
  3. In the Downloads section, click the Change button and select the folder.

    Note. If you want Yandex.Browser to ask which folder to save a file in and the file name, enable the option Always ask where to save a file.

Download history

To go to the list of all downloaded files, click   → Downloads.

To delete a file:
  1. Click   → Downloads.
  2. Select the file you need.
  3. Click the icon  and select the menu item Delete from list.
To clear the download list:
Attention. The list of downloaded files is cleared without confirmation.
  1. Click   → Downloads.
  2. Click the Delete all link in the top right corner of the page.

The list of downloads in the browser will be cleared. The actual files will not be deleted from the computer.

To delete downloaded files:
  1. Click   → Downloads.
  2. Click the Open folder link in the top right corner of the page.
  3. Select the files you want.
  4. Click Delete.

Problems with downloading

Yandex.Browser blocks file downloads

If a downloading file contains malware, Yandex.Browser blocks it. To find out more, see Blocking dangerous files.

What should I do if a download was interrupted?

Try to restart the download:

  1. Click   → Downloads.
  2. Select the file you need.
  3. Click the icon  and select the menu item Restart download.

If the download isn’t restarted, try downloading the file again:

  1. Click   → Downloads.
  2. Select the file you need.
  3. Click the icon  and select the menu item Download again.