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unable to list files in shared folder

unable to list files in shared folder

arabia
New member | Level 2

Hi,

 

I'm trying to access all files in a shared folder using the dropbox api "https://api.dropboxapi.com/2/files/list_folder".

When doing this I only get the folder. None of the contained files, even though i explicitly enable recursive folder traversal..

Am I doing something wrong or is it impossible to actually list files in a shared folder using the api?

 

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Re: unable to list files in shared folder

arabia
New member | Level 2

My bad, I did not bother to check the cursor because the first call returned so few entries.

It turned out that calling "files/list_folder/continue" returned all the files contained in the shared folder

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Re: unable to list files in shared folder

arabia
New member | Level 2

have been trying some more and stumbled across something interesting:

the shared folder appears empty if i list folders with path not set.

Hovever, if i set the path to '/sharedfolder/innerfolder' then i'm able to list all (sub)folders and files under 'innerfolder'

Re: unable to list files in shared folder

arabia
New member | Level 2

My bad, I did not bother to check the cursor because the first call returned so few entries.

It turned out that calling "files/list_folder/continue" returned all the files contained in the shared folder

Re: unable to list files in shared folder

Greg-DB
Dropboxer

I'm glad to hear you already sorted this out. To confirm, yes, when using /2/files/list_folder[/continue], the app should always check the returned 'has_more' value and if it's true, call back using the returned 'cursor' to get more entries.

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