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Re: Ending support of public folder

New member | Level 2

I am in exact same position as narikka having used drop box for years using links for photos on review forums. No way can i waste the rest of my life redoing all the links to photos. Cheers dropbox you just screwed up about 5 years worth of post + reviews for no real reason. 

 

Not at all happy you seriously need a rethink on this :-(

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Re: Ending support of public folder

Helpful | Level 5

Well thank you Dropbox for changing the rules after the game started.   It looks like come September 2017 I'll be dropping Dropbox since you no longer will let me have the Public Folder I signed up for when I subscribed many years ago.   I have years of public links in thousands of posts to dozens of web forums that link to pictures and short videos in my public folder.    With one broad arbitrary decission, and without asking your paying custoers how it will effect them, you've negated my only reason for being a Dropbox customer.    And you have not provided any workable option for myself and the others on this forum who you have placed in the same boat.    I can't begin to describe how angry I am right now for this brain dead decision you have forced down our throats.  

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Re: Ending support of public folder

New member | Level 2

Same here - we have 100s of links thoughout a few websites to content on Dropbox in the Public folder.  Can you PLEASE not remove the public folder?  Or at least let the existing links still function? 

 

This could takes hours and hours of work, and we'd still leave some holes.  Please Dropbox, reconsider or find another solution!

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Re: Ending support of public folder

Helpful | Level 5

I absolutely agree with the previous commenters. A lot of people used public links to post images to forums, mostly small ones, which do not provide built-in storage for images and attachments.

On our local community forum I've posted hundreds of such images and advised other users to use Dropbox for this purpose as well. This content is still useful and the loss of it will be a major problem for all our users.

I think Dropbox should rethink this decision and at least preserve existing public links as is. Otherwise, on 09/01/2017, many communities on the web will suffer from losing years of users' contributions.

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Re: Ending support of public folder

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Just as an aside this news is about 4 months old now (not sure why its suddenly gone out on emails to some again today) and as such they've staunchly refused to change it - same as when they dropped XP support etc.

I know it isnt what people want to hear, sorry, but would rather you had the right information now - that is this wont change so you need to start thinking about ways to mitigate the damage now.

 


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Re: Ending support of public folder

Helpful | Level 7
Well you can and you cant. What has been suggested is an onerous MANUAL work-around onerously amending each link by link, NOT a means of automatically obtaining a 'correct' link using Dropbox.
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Re: Ending support of public folder

Explorer | Level 4

If this is true than there will be a lot of x-es instead of images on forums that I used in past years. I hope those x-es can be translated to "Courtesy of stupid ignorant decision of Dropbox".

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Re: Ending support of public folder

Helpful | Level 5

I received the email with this news today for the first time.

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Re: Ending support of public folder

Helpful | Level 7
This explains when the function stopped working some time ago they were testing how it would be and it was terrible I will cancel my subscription
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Re: Ending support of public folder

Helpful | Level 7
Let's get organized and cancel these subscriptions
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