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Why does not it work?

Why does not it work?

Shizzenok
New member | Level 2
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Re: Why does not it work?

Mark
Super User II

Because that isnt a Dropbox shared link, that is just the direct path to a file in somebody's own folder (i.e. they've opened the file in their own browser and copied that link rather than making a shared link). 

 

You need to get the person to create a link by following https://help.dropbox.com/files-folders/share/view-only-access


 


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Re: Why does not it work?

Здравко
Super Collaborator | Level 20

Hi @Shizzenok,

As a common format it's a valid Dropbox link, BUT are you sure GrapplingProject.rar is still into creator's account? Once particular file gets removed from Dropbox, its link "dies" too! There is also another possibility - was the particular file ever been temporarily removed (even for a moment) from Dropbox after the link creation? Take in mind that Dropbox link point to particular content, NOT to particular file name!!! That's why when you remove and add a file (including the same), it's considered as a new content and new link have to be created! The old one gets invalid. For the same reason when you move some file inside Dropbox (or even rename it) the pointing link remain valid (the content is the same 😉).

Hope this gives right direction.

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