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How to Access Download Link Using An Android Browser Not The APP?

New member | Level 2

I'm trying to share some files with a friend who does not have a dropbox account. He lives in a rural area, has limited internet access through his Android mobile device, and does not want to install the app. How can he download from the shared folder link I sent to him via a browser on his phone without having to install the app?

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Re: How to Access Download Link Using An Android Browser Not The APP?

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If the device supports it, there's a Direct Download option under the elipsis (three dots ... ) in the upper-right corner of the page.

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Re: How to Access Download Link Using An Android Browser Not The APP?

New member | Level 2

When the GO TO FOLDER link is tapped from the email under Andriod, a page comes up saying YOU MUST INSTALL THE APP. There's no option for direct download under the elepsis. Perhaps if I shared each file individually rather than the folder they're in...?

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Re: How to Access Download Link Using An Android Browser Not The APP?

Super User II

Did you use a Shared Folder or a Share Link?

A shared folder requires a Dropbox account. If you just want to provide view and download access without the need for a Dropbox account, use a share link instead.

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Re: How to Access Download Link Using An Android Browser Not The APP?

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Thanks, emailing share links for the files individually worked and my friend was able to download them w/o installing anything. 

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