Drop box tip for downloading

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Post » Thu May 11, 2017 9:19 am

When copying a link from your public dropbox, it looks like this:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/utws2mjfpgcoo ... t.png?dl=0


Clicking that link will take you to the dropbox download page ....

but if you change the last 0 to a 1:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/utws2mjfpgcoo ... t.png?dl=1

it becomes an instant download
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Post » Thu May 11, 2017 6:14 pm

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Post » Thu May 11, 2017 9:29 pm

It's been already mentioned in a sticky by me some time ago.
https://www.scirra.com/forum/dropbox-has-changed-what-it-means-for-our-forums_t188973

But glad you made it as a new post, people tend to forget to look inside sticky posts.
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Post » Fri May 12, 2017 7:58 pm

@shinkan wrote:It's been already mentioned in a sticky by me some time ago.
https://www.scirra.com/forum/dropbox-has-changed-what-it-means-for-our-forums_t188973

But glad you made it as a new post, people tend to forget to look inside sticky posts.




Then I'll add, it also works for images:


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Post » Sun May 14, 2017 9:32 am

@lennaert

Awesome! I used to replace the "www.dropbox.com" with "dl.dropboxusercontent.com" but this way is much easier!
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Post » Mon May 15, 2017 1:07 pm

that's a pretty neat trick. thanks for sharing!
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Post » Tue May 16, 2017 9:30 am

Ahhh nice trick, everyone should know about it. It's really annoying that you're always taken to the dropbox page when clicking a dropbox link nowadays. :P

with dl=0 you can't even right click the link for direct download.
dl=1 should be standard.

Hopefully they wont break download links again.
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