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latest email from dropbox contains x-webdoc links - that don't work

latest email from dropbox contains x-webdoc links - that don't work

markhutch
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Got an email this morning from Dropbox - subject: "Introducing: Our newest set of tools to simply your life".

 

The email contains links to various new features ... that are going to simply our lives apparently.

e.g.    x-webdoc://C33115A8-807A-463D-B0AA-ECE1119E84A1/experience.dropbox.com/resources/information-architecture-for-distributed-work?_tk=email&_camp=3216404&_ad=8566dbc5b57a4d3c95d278d1337f7282&utm_source=iter&utm_medium=email&utm_term=us-en&utm_campaign=p1_bb_co_all_pcn_b202111&utm_content=m2_c

 

email link 

 

However, I can't find a browser that will open the x-webdoc: protocol.  Anyone else able to do get this to work? I tried Mac/Safari, Mac/Chrome, Windows/Chrome - all without success.

 

Whatever happened to just straightforward URL links to a specific page?        BTW this is NOT making my life more simply, its complicating it by having to write this forum entry.


Plus ... if you go to your Dropbox account, you CAN add tags to folders and files and search for them. This is good for any new folders/files uploaded. However, it doesn't help with 1,000s of existing folders/files.

AND - for me, I'd have been MUCH happier have a search feature that I could restrict to just folder names or just file names, not 100s of files that CONTAIN part of whatever it is I'm searching for.

 

So for me, at least, these new features (despite not being able to easily find out about them because of the x-webdoc based link) STILL does not provide a simple search feature for folders and/or files.    Another reason I won't be renewing my subscription next September, unless things improve.

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Re: latest email from dropbox contains x-webdoc links - that don't work

Jay
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Hi @markhutch, thanks for contacting us.

Try entering this URL to see what is on that link.

We appreciate the feedback you've provided about the Dropbox service for searching for files.

Jay
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Re: latest email from dropbox contains x-webdoc links - that don't work

Jay
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Hi @markhutch, thanks for contacting us.

Try entering this URL to see what is on that link.

We appreciate the feedback you've provided about the Dropbox service for searching for files.

Jay
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
dropbox.com/support


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