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A shared link from a public source is giving me a 404 error. Any ideas?

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Hi!

 

I am trying to access a direct link dropbox downloads, and it is not working. Specifically, it is giving a 404 error.

 

This link was not generated by me or anyone I know, they are actually files from a research paper I am trying to look at. If anyone is interested, this is a link to the research paper: https://www.cc.gatech.edu/~hpark/papers/textoutlier17.pdf

 

The specific link I am trying to access is:

 
I am wondering if anyone has any ideas about how I could access the file. My plan is to try to email some of the authors, but I first wanted to check if I am missing something obvious. I assume that the problem is something like the user deleted their account or the file since the paper has been published.
 
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Re: A shared link from a public source is giving me a 404 error. Any ideas?

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Hi @epelofske; welcome to the Dropbox Family and happy Friday!

 

I just tested the shared link you provided here and also tried doing it from the source you quoted too. 

 

In both attempts I got a 404 error as well, since, from the looks of it, the shared link in question is not formatted correctly. 

 

The URLs of shared links usually end in dl=0 or dl=1 (in case the sharer want to force the shared link to download) and not in a file's extension (like .zip). 

 

What I'd suggest here is getting in touch with the author of the research paper you linked to here, as they'd be the only ones who would be able to help resolve the matter at hand by amending the shared link they included in their research paper. 

 

I hope this helps and please let me know if you have any more questions! 



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Re: A shared link from a public source is giving me a 404 error. Any ideas?

Dropboxer
Dropboxer

Hi @epelofske; welcome to the Dropbox Family and happy Friday!

 

I just tested the shared link you provided here and also tried doing it from the source you quoted too. 

 

In both attempts I got a 404 error as well, since, from the looks of it, the shared link in question is not formatted correctly. 

 

The URLs of shared links usually end in dl=0 or dl=1 (in case the sharer want to force the shared link to download) and not in a file's extension (like .zip). 

 

What I'd suggest here is getting in touch with the author of the research paper you linked to here, as they'd be the only ones who would be able to help resolve the matter at hand by amending the shared link they included in their research paper. 

 

I hope this helps and please let me know if you have any more questions! 



Walter
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
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