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How create internal symlink?

How create internal symlink?

oscartyler
Explorer | Level 3

Dropbox has a whole article about using symlinks, and I'd love to start using internal symlinks (like aliases or shortcuts) within my dropbox.

 

https://help.dropbox.com/installs-integrations/sync-uploads/symlinks

 

However, nowhere on this page about using symlinks does it say HOW to create one! And I've rooted around unsuccessfully trying to figure it out.

 

Surely it can't be that hard?! HOW??

 

Thanks!

 

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Re: How create internal symlink?

Mark
Super User II

That page is old and outdated I'm afraid - Dropbox does not support symlinks anymore.... so basically they wont work on your machine.


 


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Re: How create internal symlink?

oscartyler
Explorer | Level 3

You’re kidding me. It’s impossible to create an alias or shortcut from one Dropbox folder to another? I’m not talking about symlinks to external folders, but INSIDE Dropbox. I know that external symlinks were deprecated a couple years ago and never officially supported to begin with. That’s not what I’m talking about. They gave us internal symlinks in 2019 then took them away again?? Without updating the page?

 

Re: How create internal symlink?

Mark
Super User II

I dont believe they do.... 

 

You can always try by making some yourself - note that these are done by the OS and not Dropbox. So you'll need to google how to do them specific to your OS


 


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Re: How create internal symlink?

oscartyler
Explorer | Level 3

No, they are internal. So you should be able to to make them within the website interface. I’ll talk to Dropbox support.

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