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Download zip folder directly to client side

Download zip folder directly to client side

Julien_Do
Explorer | Level 3

Hi,

We can download a file directly from a TemporaryLink and like that there is no need to download the file first to the server. Is there a way to give a zip file to a client without the need to have it first on my server?

Tanks in advance!

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Re: Download zip folder directly to client side

Greg-DB
Dropboxer

If you mean you want to be able to get a zip download for a folder on Dropbox (like the /2/files/download_zip endpoint offers), but via a temporary link (like how the /2/files/get_temporary_link endpoint offers for files), no, unfortunately the Dropbox API doesn't offer that. I'll pass this along as a feature request, but I can't promise if or when that might be implemented though. 

You could technically do this by calling /2/files/download_zip (or the corresponding method if using an SDK) directly from the client, but that would require you to trust the client with possessing the access token. 

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Re: Download zip folder directly to client side

Greg-DB
Dropboxer

If you mean you want to be able to get a zip download for a folder on Dropbox (like the /2/files/download_zip endpoint offers), but via a temporary link (like how the /2/files/get_temporary_link endpoint offers for files), no, unfortunately the Dropbox API doesn't offer that. I'll pass this along as a feature request, but I can't promise if or when that might be implemented though. 

You could technically do this by calling /2/files/download_zip (or the corresponding method if using an SDK) directly from the client, but that would require you to trust the client with possessing the access token. 

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Re: Download zip folder directly to client side

JulienDo
Explorer | Level 3

Ok Greg, Thanks. I was just looking to save some time from the downloading the file on the server.  If it is a big folder it may take a while while downloading it on the server. But if there is no possibility aparentely i will have to do it that way. Thanks Again!

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