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Can we have a url for files/folders in Dropbox to directly open by the desktop app?

Can we have a url for files/folders in Dropbox to directly open by the desktop app?

Explorer | Level 4

As a user I want to open my files from dropbox by desktop app, using a specially-formed dropbox link.

for instance, the link might look like: 

 - dropbox://https://www.dropbox.com/s/r4332r43/r3432r4/myFile.pdf?dl=0

if I click on such link on my computer, then:
 1. Dropbox-desktop app runs and finds the file in my local desktop folder
 2. the app identifies the file-type and opens the proper app (in my example it would be Adobe Acrobat Reader (which is configured to handle PDFs by default.

 3. if such link is clicked on a mobile device, then the file should be opened in web-editor (like with the https://-URL)

Why I need this feature.
 - I use OneNote to collect the info for my projects. The knowledge items can be files (which I store in Dropbox)
 - both OneNote and Dropbox syncronize across all my computers
 - I would like to open a proper desktop app when clicking on a link to my documents in OneNote page rather than opening web-version of the app, as it happens with https:-links from Dropbox.
 - I cannot use URIs like "file://" because the path to dropbox folder differs from one device to another. And I have mixed Mac and Windows machines.

2 Comments
Dropboxer

Hey @ihudak, thanks for checking in with us once again!

I moved your post to the Share an idea section so that we can keep track of the feedback. 

I hope this helps and, in the meantime, give us a shout if there's anything else we can help with. Thanks! 

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Dropboxer

To encourage others to show their support for your idea, we've updated the status!

Your idea will need some more support before we share it with the team.

Thanks!

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