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Upload to Dropbox From URL?

Upload to Dropbox From URL?

737703
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Is it possible to upload a file to dropbox given a general download URL?  I want to keep a backup of a file in Dropbox, but the file is large enough (1.2 GB) and my network speed is bad enough (9311/766 Kbps) that either I'll be waiting forever for the upload to finish (because of automatically limited uploads) or else I'll clog up the entire bandwidth with the upload;  the machine that the file is initially saved on is not "on all the time" so 'just wait for the speed-limited upload' isn't a viable option. 

 

If I could save the contents of the URL directly to my dropbox and then sync as-needed it would be a non-issue, but I don't see a built-in way to do that (I would rather not use browser-specific extensions if possible).  Did I just miss something obvious, or is this a known problem?

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Rich
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@737703 wrote:

given a publicly visible download url, how do I add that file to my dropbox without first downloading it to any of my devices?


Dropbox has no such function. You'll need to use a third-party extension or service to accomplish that.

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Rich
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@737703 wrote:

Is it possible to upload a file to dropbox given a general download URL?


What, exactly, do you mean?

 


If I could save the contents of the URL directly to my dropbox and then sync as-needed it would be a non-issue ...

I'm not following how you're expecting this to work. Can you explain it in detail?

737703
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given a publicly visible download url (such as https://github.com/raekuul/MMExt-Scripts/archive/refs/heads/main.zip), how do I add that file to my dropbox without first downloading it to any of my devices?

Rich
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@737703 wrote:

given a publicly visible download url, how do I add that file to my dropbox without first downloading it to any of my devices?


Dropbox has no such function. You'll need to use a third-party extension or service to accomplish that.

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