Hello everyone, ive been recently tasked with using Dropbox for Businesss as a form of cloud server where file saves can be stored and updated without directly using any local dropbox folders on my computer, so iam trying to find a way of using an online folder shared link that a particular application can use to update and edit saved files directly to the online Cloud Storage (folder).
The main point iam trying to make here is that is it possible to use a link for an application to save files to or is there a better way of using dropbox as an external storage source for files to be actively updated and edited?
(Can i link it to the type of application that iam using as a storage Drive, except that this one is backed up to the online cloud based services)
Please if anyone can help me this is urgent i would like to recieve a reply within the next 3 hours if possiblem and thank you so much if you've made it this far in my Question/ Topic.
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What you want isnt possible I'm afraid. Simply put :(
Dropbox is designed to have everything stored locally on all machines. You can, however, then elect to have them remote only and stored in the cloud OR in the cloud and visible on your machine, BUT, to use the files they will need to download first and then manually changed back to cloud only.
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Hey @Mark thank you so much for your response i now understand much better as to how i can utilize Dropbox properly, i think i will try the local machine way of things.
Last question whats the difference between a dropbox folder and a regular folder because it seems like the dropbox folder uses some sort of permissions, even though later on it updates the files to the cloud (Drive) using mart sync.
So Can a 3rd party application use dropbox folders on the local machine as a saves folder?
How can 1 achieve this because i'd like to this particular application and save the files i use to my dropbox folder?
Does a shared dropbox link to a folder have a specific ipaddress?
if so then how can i retrieve or discover this particular Cloudbased IP address, particularly an address linking to some sort of folder on a dropbox account?
There is no specific IP address for a share link. What you're looking to do just isn't possible with Dropbox. Perhaps you can use the Dropbox API to program something yourself, but out of the box, it's simply not possible. Dropbox doesn't work that way.
Hey Guys the solution worked but now i seem to be experienceing Syncing issues.
(When i save files directly to my local dropbox folder on my pc the files dont update whats already on the cloud instead the cloud saves keep overwriting the Newly saved file.)
isnt there another way to block sync to pc feature?
insted save and overwrite to cloud?
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