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Is there an API for downloading shared files?

New member | Level 1
New member | Level 1

Hi,

I'm writing a program in Swift/Objective-c to download a file that is shared on Dropbox. I have a link to the shared file. Does Dropbox allow such a download? Is there a Dropbox API for this operation? If there's no Dropbox API, does the normal URL request API's work with Dropbox? I have tried iOS NSURLConnection with no success, although I'm novice in Http connection programming. I would appreciate your help. Thanks!

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Re: Is there an API for downloading shared files?

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You can modify Dropbox share links for different behaviors, e.g., to return the file content, as shown here:

https://www.dropbox.com/help/201

You can then issue a standard HTTPS GET request to download the raw content from the link.

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Re: Is there an API for downloading shared files?

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New member | Level 1

Thanks, I'll try it.

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