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How to get all shared links in a folder?

How to get all shared links in a folder?

gembin
Explorer | Level 3

For example if I have 5 files in folder /images,  how list all the shared links?  And I dont want to share the folder.

/images

   1.jpg

   2.jpg

    ...

   5.jpg

 

I tried https://www.dropbox.com/developers/documentation/http/documentation#sharing-list_shared_links

 

curl -X POST https://api.dropboxapi.com/2/sharing/list_shared_links \
--header "Authorization: Bearer xxxx \
--header "Content-Type: application/json" \
--data "{ \"path\": \"/images\"}"

 

It cannot list all the shared links, it returns: 

 

{"links": [], "has_more": false}

 

 

Thanks!

 

 

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Greg-DB
Dropbox Staff

The Dropbox API unfortunately doesn't offer a way to retrieve all shared links for items inside a specific folder, but I'll pass this along as a feature request.

Using /2/sharing/list_shared_links with a specific path only "returns a list of all shared links that allow access to the given path - direct links to the given path and links to parent folders of the given path", so you'd need to either:

  • call /2/sharing/list_shared_links once for each specific file, or
  • not specify a path, and then do the filtering client-side for items under that path

kuznetsovvl
Explorer | Level 4

Hey! Does Dropbox API have any changes? I wanna get downloadable link of items inside folders, Is it possible to get it in one API request? Currently I'm using get_shared_link_metadata endpoint and it works really long for the big amount of records because i should make request for each item.

Greg-DB
Dropbox Staff

@kuznetsovvl No, unfortunately I don't have any changes to report for this feature request.

DoControl
New member | Level 2

any changes or updated within the api to support listing the sharing links for a shared folder? 

Здравко
Legendary | Level 20

@DoControl wrote:

any changes or updated within the api to support listing the sharing links for a shared folder? 


Hi @DoControl,

You are asking something different than the OP! Listing of a folder pointed by a shared link was and is possible/supported. Unfortunately, the information provided by /2/files/list_folder doesn't contain nested links info. You should process one by one all nested entries to receive the nested entries links (something relatively slow, as was mentioned). 🤷 That's it.

Greg-DB
Dropbox Staff

@DoControl I see Здравко offered some additional information and insight. And for reference, there isn't any news on the original request regarding /2/sharing/list_shared_links.

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