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Can I pull the path of the file in the user's dropbox folder?

Can I pull the path of the file in the user's dropbox folder?

Taylor H.5
New member | Level 1

Ok, What I would LIKE to have happen is that the app only run if it is somewhere in the user's dropbox. This is a small app that for the most part, I only want to use for myself, but I may give to others for use later. Is there a way to do this? I've played with the basics of the API and get basic authentication and I can store the access token for api calls later. Can I get the share link of a file or share the file?

I'm essentially trying to make a simple script that is set to analyze one folder. And any file that is added to that folder, it will pull the fileName, path, and the share link of that file and store it in a text file outside of the folder (probably the same directory as the app). How feasible is this? I didn't see anywhere in the API where I could pull the share link of a file.

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Re: Can I pull the path of the file in the user's dropbox folder?

Greg-DB
Dropboxer

To get information (e.g., path/name) about files or folders in a Dropbox account, you can use either of the following:
https://www.dropbox.com/developers/core/docs#metadata
https://www.dropbox.com/developers/core/docs#delta

To get a shared link for any file or folder, you can use:

https://www.dropbox.com/developers/core/docs#shares

What SDK are you using (if any)? These correspond to specific methods in the various SDKs.

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