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How can I avoid complex image sharing links?

How can I avoid complex image sharing links?

Kjetil
Explorer | Level 3

Hi
I use Dropbox as a source for importing files to a website, and for almost all files that works fine. For a few, though, the "share" link becomes verey long and complex, and the image doesn't come through.
- Works: link removed
- Does not work: link removed
I can handle the ?dl=0 (or ?dl=1) with a search/replace if needed, but the rlkey part is different for each file. I cant see any difference between the files before uploading them eather, so:
So: How can I prevent that rlkey part from being added?
Thanks,
Kjetil

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Rich
Super User II

@Kjetil wrote:

what you say is that if the share links get that extra complexity or not is totally random?


Not exactly. Dropbox is transitioning to an updated shared link architecture. The former are the old links that are still generated for some files, and the latter is the new link.

 

You might want to read the following discussion:

 

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Mark
Super User II

Hi @Kjetil 

 

You cannot force one or the other. PLUS I'd say as Dropbox is not a hosting tool and links and formats do change (and thus old ones force stopped working) you really need to go and find a proper hosting platform and not use Dropbox - especially given the bandwidth limitations here which if you hit would stop everything working. 


 


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Kjetil
Explorer | Level 3

Thanks, Mark - but it really isn't using Dropbox as a hosting tools, more as a "bus stop": The plan has been to add up to 50 images at a time, import them into our system via the share links - and them delete those files again before running a new batch maybe a week later.
SO...
what you say is that if the share links get that extra complexity or not is totally random?
It looks weird, since I've tried with the same set of about ten files several times, and it is just one file that gets that bonus...

Rich
Super User II

@Kjetil wrote:

what you say is that if the share links get that extra complexity or not is totally random?


Not exactly. Dropbox is transitioning to an updated shared link architecture. The former are the old links that are still generated for some files, and the latter is the new link.

 

You might want to read the following discussion:

 

Kjetil
Explorer | Level 3

OK, fine
Thanks

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