Overview of Dropbox and Yandex (Disk)

Compared to physical storage methods, the cloud storage service comes with obvious benefits, including more accessible data storage, ease of sharing files with friends, family, and co-workers, remote work, etc. Among all available options, Dropbox and Yandex are two of the most popular cloud-based storage services, and quite a few users are searching for a way to move Dropbox content to Yandex.

What makes them decide to do so? One of the most common reasons might be their different free storage space: Yandex Disk offers 5 GB while Dropbox only provides free users with 2GB, which will be quickly used up. Besides, the Yandex provides the following features in addition to Disk:

✚ Mail: Keep emails safe with automatic spam filtering, and virus protection. A good solution for work and personal correspondence with a built-in translator.

Yandex Email
Yandex Email

✚ Telemost: Create a video meeting by link. No matter you want to organize work conferences, chat with family, or host video parties, it can satisfy you well.

Yandex Telemost
Yandex Telemost

✚ Calendar: Set up a calendar for planning your day-to-day tasks, from regular events to important business meetings.

Yandex Calendar
Yandex Calendar

✚ Notes: Make a list of new ideas, lecture notes, and recipes, make grocery lists, and plan your vacation clearly. Update them anywhere and anytime.

✚ Messenger: Combine critical messenger functions and add other necessary features for business work such as inviting teams or departments to a group chat.

How to Move Dropbox Content to Yandex?

From the above, we can learn that the Yandex Disk has many outstanding features to make work and life easy. If you are attracted and want to move data from Dropbox to Yandex Disk, there are 2 methods you can try.

Method 1. Manually Download and Upload to Transfer Dropbox to Yandex Disk

To transfer one cloud data to another cloud, the most traditional and workable method should be downloading them from the source cloud to your local device, and then re-uploading them to the target cloud.

Step 1. Login to your Dropbox account on your web browser, select the files you want to download, and click on "Download".

Download from Dropbox
Download From Dropbox

Note: All files you download will be in a zip folder, Before re-uploading them to Yandex, please decompress them.

Step 2. Login to the Yandex account on the browser as well, and click "Disk" on the top toolbar.

Step 3. Enter the Yandex Disk interface, click "Upload" and choose the Dropbox data you just downloaded to the local storage.

Upload to Yandex
Upload to Yandex

Method 2. Manually Drag and Drop to Move Dropbox Data to Yandex Disk

Besides manually downloading and re-uploading to move Dropbox to Yandex Disk, you can also download Dropbox and Yandex Disk App on your computer and directly move data between those two clouds.

Step 1. Download Dropbox and Yandex.Disk App. Then launch both cloud applications.

Step 2. Click the left mouse button or tap once on the files in Dropbox, and hold to grab the highlighted data. Drag them toward the Yandex Disk by moving the cursor.

Yandex App
Yandex App

Method 3. Automatically Transfer from Dropbox to Yandex (Recommended)

The above 2 methods can help a lot in the situation where you just have a few files to move to Yandex Disk from Dropbox. If you want to move all data from Dropbox to Yandex Disk, we recommend you use a professional cloud transfer tool: MultCloud. This cloud manager supports more than 30 popular cloud drives, including Google Drive, OneDrive, Dropbox, Yandex, MEGA, Google Photos, iCloud Drive, iCloud Photos, Gmail and so on. You can add all your clouds (data) into MultCloud and manage them in one platform.

  • Cloud Transfer: cloud-to-cloud data transfer without downloading and uploading.
  • Cloud Syncsync data between clouds or real-time sync data when changes happen.
  • Cloud Backup: back up one cloud to another and restore them easily whenever necessary.
  • Remote Uploaddirectly save files to cloud storage from links, torrents, and magnets.

To move a large amount of data from Dropbox to Yandex, you can make use of "Cloud Transfer". Just do the below steps:

Step 1. Sign up free or login with your Google or Facebook account.

Step 2. Click "Add Cloud" and choose "Dropbox" to add to MultCloud.

Add Dropbox
Add Dropbox

Step 3. Do as above to add "Yandex" to MultCloud as well.

Add Yandex
Add Yandex

Step 4. Then click "Cloud Transfer". Select Dropbox or a file/ folder inside the source directory and Yandex (files or folder) as the destination directory.

Transfer Now
Transfer Now

Step 5. Click on "Transfer Now" to move Dropbox content to Yandex immediately.

Notes: For more advanced settings, you can click the "Options" and "Schedule" at the bottom.

  • The "Options" contain "Email" (send email to you as long as the task is done), and "Filter" (choose not to / only to transfer files with specific extension); if the files already exist in the target directory, you can choose to skip, overwrite or rename it. Besides, you can also delete all source files in the source cloud after the task is complete, which can help free up Dropbox space.
Transfer Option
Transfer Option
  • The "Schedule" setting, as its name suggests, allows you to set up a specific time daily, weekly, and monthly to make the transfer automatically start. Please unlock all advanced features including Filter and Schedule, up to 10 threads to enjoy faster transfer speed.
Transfer Schedule
Transfer Schedule

FAQs about Move Dropbox to Yandex.Disk

1. How do I migrate from Dropbox to Yandex.Disk?
First, sign up for a Yandex account if you don't have one. Download your files from Dropbox to your computer. Upload the downloaded files to your Yandex.Disk storage using the Yandex.Disk web interface or desktop app.
2. Can I directly transfer files between Dropbox and Yandex.Disk?
Unfortunately, there isn't a direct transfer option between these two services. You have to download and upload to move data from Dropbox to Yandex.Disk or try MultCloud to directly move Dropbox content to Yandex.Disk.
3. Will my folder structure remain intact during migration?
Yes, you can recreate your folder structure by organizing your files on Yandex.Disk in a similar way as they were on Dropbox.
4. What about shared files and links after moving Dropbox content to Yandex.Disk?
Shared links from Dropbox won't work on Yandex.Disk. You'll need to generate new shared links after migrating.


In this post, we introduce 3 methods for you to move Dropbox data to Yandex Disk. Choose one according to your requirements and situation. If you have registered many cloud drives to keep data safe and often need to perform data transfer, MultCloud is a wise choice. Then you don’t need to download and re-upload while using local storage space as transit.

In addition to cloud data transfer, MultCloud has the "Cloud Sync" to always keep two cloud data the same. For business cloud owners, it also develops the "Team Transfer", which is able to transfer multiple accounts from one business cloud platform to another.

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