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Error downloading files from dropbox API

Helpful | Level 5

I am trying to download files from dropbox but keep hitting the ValidationError.

 

for dfiles in flist:
        dbx.files_download_to_file('/Users/fela/Downloads/dropbox', dfiles, rev=None)

Here is the error:

ValidationError at /dropbox_auth_finish
'2005-02-15 00.39.15-2.tif' did not match pattern '(/(.|[\r\n])*|id:.*)|(rev:[0-9a-f]{9,})|(ns:[0-9]+(/.*)?)'
Request Method:	GET
Request URL:	https://localhost:8000/dropbox_auth_finish?state=fNWCqBEYwxETbqJU-N5zlA%3D%3D&code=wPfEvSKsCIEAAAAAAAAZdQWDsobxTQufArgHJU7is
Django Version:	1.11.3
Exception Type:	ValidationError
Exception Value:	
'2005-02-15 00.39.15-2.tif' did not match pattern '(/(.|[\r\n])*|id:.*)|(rev:[0-9a-f]{9,})|(ns:[0-9]+(/.*)?)'
Exception Location:	/Users/fela/miniconda3/envs/clauks/lib/python3.6/site-packages/dropbox/stone_validators.py in validate, line 317
Python Executable:	/Users/fela/miniconda3/envs/clauks/bin/python
Python Version:	3.6.2

 

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Re: Error downloading files from dropbox API

Dropboxer

You do need to use the full path when specifying the file you want to download. Using files_list_folder and files_list_folder_continue will give you every entry, and you can get the full path from the returned (File)Metadata.path_lower. (I.e., use `entry.path_lower` instead of `'/'+entry.name`.)

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Re: Error downloading files from dropbox API

Helpful | Level 5

Seems like I was missing a leading "/" from my command but now it gives another error.

 

for dfiles in flist:
        dbx.files_download_to_file('/Users/fela/Downloads/dropbox/'+dfiles, '/'+dfiles, rev=None)

Error:

ApiError at /dropbox_auth_finish
ApiError('41b9e1718f4f92d51231197741ac31d5', DownloadError('path', LookupError('not_found', None)))
Request Method:	GET
Request URL:	https://localhost:8000/dropbox_auth_finish?state=NSz1ObeJgWL234R2kIXBMw%3D%3D&code=wPfEvSKsCIEAAAAAAAAZi9WtSCRKLq18aMUUfGQJY
Django Version:	1.11.3
Exception Type:	ApiError
Exception Value:	
ApiError('41b9e1718f4f92d51231197741ac31d5', DownloadError('path', LookupError('not_found', None)))
Exception Location:	/Users/fela/miniconda3/envs/clauks/lib/python3.6/site-packages/dropbox/dropbox.py in request, line 256
Python Executable:	/Users/fela/miniconda3/envs/clauks/bin/python
Python Version:	3.6.2

Re: Error downloading files from dropbox API

Helpful | Level 5

I figured it out. It seems that I need to enter the remote path name. For example, if I have a folder named "Camera", it should use /Camera/filename. But how do I get the list of folder name and files under that folder name (if I have multiple folders)? I could use files_list_folder which gives me the list of files but how can I get the hierarchy (folder structure)?

Re: Error downloading files from dropbox API

Dropboxer

That's correct, the `path` parameter value for files_download_to_file should be the full remote (Dropbox) path of the file you want to download.

 

Using files_list_folder is the right way to list files and folders under any particular path. (Use the empty string "" as the path for root if that's what you're looking for.) 

 

If you want to list everything, included nested items, set recursive=true. Either way, be sure to check the resulting ListFolderResult.has_more to see if you need to call back to files_list_folder_continue to get more results.

Re: Error downloading files from dropbox API

Helpful | Level 5

Here is my code.

 

dbx = dropbox.Dropbox(oauth_result.access_token)
    result = dbx.files_list_folder("", recursive=True)
    flist = []

    def process_entries(entries):
        for entry in entries:
            if isinstance(entry, dropbox.files.FileMetadata):
                flist.append(entry.name)
                dbx.files_download_to_file('/Users/fela/Downloads/dropbox/'+entry.name, '/'+entry.name)

It gives me an error:

ApiError('9102ee3554ff1ef69453c208accc6568', DownloadError('path', LookupError('not_found', None)))

 Unless I use "/Camera". As you can see that I am using "" with recursive=True to go through the entire dropbox and list files. I am not able to download it unless I specify the folder name. How can I get the folder structure and files under them so I can download files from the root folder and all the subfolders under them?

Re: Error downloading files from dropbox API

Dropboxer

You do need to use the full path when specifying the file you want to download. Using files_list_folder and files_list_folder_continue will give you every entry, and you can get the full path from the returned (File)Metadata.path_lower. (I.e., use `entry.path_lower` instead of `'/'+entry.name`.)

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Re: Error downloading files from dropbox API

Helpful | Level 5

Awesome! That works. Thank you

Re: Error downloading files from dropbox API

Helpful | Level 6

this example (Download file), do you have in github or similar plataform?

Re: Error downloading files from dropbox API

Helpful | Level 5

I don't have an example but if you follow the documentation from dropbox, it should walk you through it.

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