I have setup a subdomain so that when I share files I can use that instead of the Dropbox/Bitly/Goo.gl links to share my files. However, I can't seem to make my default Public folder have a static address for the files.
For example I have created hello_world.txt in my Public folder My custom domain link (subdomain.domain.com) is used to send to the receiver as http://subdomain.domain.com/hello_world.txt which redirects to the actual Dropbox link and the file and they can download it.
Problem is, in order to do that, each file I put into my Public folder a link needs to be shared. I simply want an "always on" sharing so I don't have to get a shared link each time I want to share a file inside the Public folder.
The Public folder that you have... did you create it yourself, was it already in your account, or did you use the link that Marcus posted to create it?
If you created it yourself, what you're doing will not work. As of October 2012 the Public folder is a deprecated feature and is no longer included with new accounts. The Share Link feature replaced it, which can be used for any file or folder in your account (i.e. it's not restricted to just the Public folder).
If you didn't already have a Public folder, you would need to create one using the above link, but only Pro and Business accounts will be able to. Basic accounts cannot. Also, Dropbox only supports HTTPS links now. They are phasing out the use of HTTP. Keep that in mind if your redirects stop working, or don't work at all (there was another user that posted about his redirects breaking because he was using HTTP instead of HTTPS).
Do I need a HTTPS certificate on my end as well? My domain is loading as https:// even though I don't have a certificate.
I have the option for a Wildcard, however I suppose that should be unchecked?
Checking the Wild Card Redirect Box will redirect all files within a directory to the same filename in the redirected directory.
You cannot use a Wild Card Redirect to redirect your main domain to a different directory on your site.
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