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download file without going through the server

media T.
New member | Level 1

I'm building a web app and I need to be able to download files from dropbox but I can't found a way to do it without passing the file on my server, is there a endpoint or method to get a direct link "with no preview page" to download files? 

I'm using the http endpoints to create ajax calls and the Java SDK 

Thanks in advance

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Re: download file without going through the server

Greg-DB
Dropboxer

Yes, you can use /files/get_temporary_link to get a temporary direct link to a file:

https://www.dropbox.com/developers/documentation/http/documentation#files-get_temporary_link

In the API v2 Java SDK, that's the getTemporaryLink method:

https://dropbox.github.io/dropbox-sdk-java/api-docs/v2.0.x/com/dropbox/core/v2/files/DbxUserFilesReq...

Re: download file without going through the server

media T.
New member | Level 1

Thanks! 

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