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Dropbox Public Folder

Richard F.27
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I understand that the current sharing functionality of the Public folder will change on or about March 15, 2017; my question is: will the NAME of the Public folder change on or about March 15, or will it still be called Public?

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Mark
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It will still be called Public, however, all links within it will cease to work.

 


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FireMapper
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I work in Public Safety with many different agencies. I have used the public folder to share files without much input from the user. A QR code was issued during an incident and daily maps were placed in this folder for the user to retrieve. Will this function still exist?

Mark
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No.

Once the Public folder stops working (March for free users, September for paying) all links to it will fail.

 


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Terry P.
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Shame on you, Dropbox, for letting down your loyal paying base of users in such cavalier fashion.

 

Terry, UK

feale
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Really so bad news!

Mark
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It will still be called Public, however, all links within it will cease to work.

 


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chradra
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I have problem. My public folder can not share to all people. Earth logo on folder disappear. I have to fix this?  // Thank you

Mark
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You cant.

The Public folder has been depreciated for free users now: https://www.dropbox.com/help/16

 


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gbm
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Deprecated?? It's the thousands of users of forums and other internet sites that are deprecating Dropbox when they try to look at a diagram like this:

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/54783344/pertronix%20mod%20with%20switchgear%20bypass.jpg

By the way:
In general English usage, the infinitive "to deprecate" means "to express disapproval of (something)". It derives from the Latin verb deprecare, meaning "to ward off (a disaster) by prayer". In current usage, for one to state that a feature is deprecated is merely a recommendation against using it.

Rich
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Their use of the word applies because the Public folder was deprecated in October 2012 when Share Links replaced the functionality. From that point forward, new accounts no longer received  Public folder, and only Pro or Business accounts could still create one. The feature was deprecated.

 

As of March 15, 2017, the feature is no longer deprecated; it's simply gone for Basic users. It will be gone for Plus and Business users in September of this year.

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