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Dropbox don't follow the links

Dropbox don't follow the links

Explorer | Level 4

 

I made a link to a directory:

 

test -> /files/test/

/files/test/ and its content got the right permissions but on the dropbox console via the browser "test" looks like that:

 

Screenshot_2020-09-30_16-36-32.png

 

A flying saucer ? If I click on it I get this:

 

 

Screenshot_2020-09-30_16-01-21.png

 

 

If a make a link to a file it seems okay. Dropbox see the file - nice !

 

Screenshot_2020-09-30_16-42-26.png

 

But if I click on it:

 

Screenshot_2020-09-30_16-43-52.png

 

Dropbox see an empty file :disappointed face:

 

 

 

 

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Re: Dropbox don't follow the links

Super Collaborator | Level 20

Re: Dropbox don't follow the links

Explorer | Level 4

Thank you Здравко !

 

"As of mid-2019, Dropbox no longer follows items outside of your Dropbox account that are linked to by a symlink."

 

What an improvement !

 

 

 

 

 

 

Re: Dropbox don't follow the links

Explorer | Level 4

Even if the links were still available (prior to mid 2019) it will be no use as Dropbox can only read it own files.

Dropbox can only read file from an other user or group if the write permission is set for its group or others.

 

That's a shame as Dropbox would have been a great tool in conjunction with SSHFS/NFS access on server

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Re: Dropbox don't follow the links

Super Collaborator | Level 20

You can use remote access still, but have to care about the context in which the access gets performed. If the context match that of Dropbox application - no problem. :winking face:

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