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Linking to subfolder

Explorer | Level 3

I have a shared folder with a URL like:

 

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/{first gibberish}/{Second Gibberish}?dl=0

 

Using the API there will folders and subfolders created there. I was hoping to be able to directly link to those folders with URLs like:

 

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/{first gibberish}/{Second Gibberish}/Test?dl=0 where Test is the name of a subfolder. That does not seem to work since the URL for the subfolder is:

 

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/{first gibberish}/{Different Gibberish}/Test?dl=0 and I don't know the Different Gibberish. I don't have access to any responses the API may send when creating the subfolders.

 

If a user has the link to the shared parent folder, shouldn't they be able to easily link to the subfolders? Is there a way to directly linking to subfolders only knowing the shared URL to the parent folder and the names of the subfolders?

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Re: Linking to subfolder

Super User II
Super User II
*moves to API forum*

 


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Re: Linking to subfolder

Dropboxer
Dropboxer

Unfortunately, this isn't available via API v2, but I'll be sure to pass this along as a feature request.

 

For reference, this is possible via API v1, with the /1/metadata/link, but API v1 is deprecated.

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Re: Linking to subfolder

Explorer | Level 3

As mentioned in my original post, I do not have access to any responses from the API, so I'm not sure why the post was moved, nor why I am getting suggestions for how to (not) do it through the API.

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Dropboxer
Dropboxer
Thanks for clarifying. Can you elaborate on your use case then? Are you trying to do this programmatically? If so, using the API is the only good/official interface for interacting with Dropbox resources like this, but either way, there isn't a supported way to programmatically get the link for a subfolder from the link for the parent folder.

(If you're referring to browsing these links manually, you can get links for subfolders by browsing into them in the browser. The URL in the address bar updates with links for the current folder.)
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Re: Linking to subfolder

Explorer | Level 3

The use case:

 
Our system creates subfolders using the API with a naming convention. It can be something like /[Customer Name]/[Work Order Number]
 
As mentioned I do not have access to the responses from the API, so I am trying to link directly to the lowest level subfolder as I do have the link to the top level folder and know the values for [Customer Name] and [Work Order Number]. These links to the subfolders would be created programmatically (but not using the API), thus saving the end-user from having to browse manually from the shared top level folder.
 
It sounds like we are out of luck. I don't understand the need to generate different portions of the URL for the subfolders, since the user as you mention does have access to them by navigating manually.
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Dropboxer
Dropboxer
Thanks for elaborating! I don't have a good solution for you unfortunately, but I've sent this along a feature request, and the context is useful.

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