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Shortcuts created using API do not work

New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

https://help.dropbox.com/files-folders/share/shortcuts

I tried to create file with `.web` and same content as shortcust json with "url" field - but those files cannot be open either on the web, desktop or mobile clients.

Why is that? Is there some trick to make it work?

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Re: Shortcuts created using API do not work

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The Dropbox API doesn't currently offer a way to create shortcuts like this programmatically, but I'll pass this along as a feature request. I can't promise if or when that might be implemented though. 

(Just uploading the same kind of JSON as the API would export won't work; Dropbox itself needs to specially set it as a shortcut. That's not something currently available to do via the API.)

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