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how can access a file for another user in dropbox

how can access a file for another user in dropbox

maram m.
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i have a link for a document that i want to download it that start with

www.dropbox.com/home/****/****.docx

the "home" in the links is not my home 🙂

how can i download it

how can i know the xxxx in the link

https://www.dropbox.com/s/xxxxxxx/*********.docx?dl=0

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Re: how can access a file for another user in dropbox

Greg-DB
Dropboxer

The first kind of link you posted, with "/home/" in it, is the private URL of a file in a user's account. It doesn't offer access to the file unless you're logged in to that account.

The second kind of link you posted, with "/s/", is a shared link for a file, which does allow access to the file.

There isn't a way to get a shared link from the private URL unless you have access to the account.

If you do have access to the account, you can get a shared link as shown here:

https://www.dropbox.com/help/167

Or, using the API, using the /sharing/create_shared_link_with_settings endpoint:

https://www.dropbox.com/developers/documentation/http/documentation#sharing-create_shared_link_with_...

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