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Will my shared links last forever?

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I am using dropbox for image hosting on some forums that I post to like for car stuff and home improvement. Several years ago dropbox changed their image sharing link format from dropboxusercontent to dropbox and all my old links that were inline images in forum posts  no longer worked. I have started using the new format to get a share link for each photo and change ?dl=0 to ?raw=1 . However is dropbox going to ever change the format again so that these links stop working? Dropbox could have redirected the dropboxusercontent old URLs to the new ones but they didn't and that created a big problem for me. Will that happen again? Can someone from dropbox give me an authoritative answer?

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Re: Will my shared links last forever?

Hey there @raysatiro,
I can’t guarantee in either way whether there will be any changes or not to the shared link formatting. We are constantly working on and improving Dropbox so it’s possible that things will could change in the future. 
Having said that, I would be more than happy to pass your comments along to our dev team for review, as I think your idea about possibly redirecting the old URLs to the new format in some way is a useful feature for users who use links the way you do! 
Perhaps others here in the Community will have some ideas or workarounds regarding this?
Sorry that I can’t be of much more help here, but I hope you have a great day ahead - Thanks!

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