1. mikeplus1's Avatar
    No more public folders in Dropbox after July 31, 2012?

    dl.dropbox.com will be gone? Dropbox Forums

    Dropbox to kill off public folders? | Internet & Media - CNET News

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    06-15-12 10:03 AM
  2. jrohland's Avatar
    That sucks. I don't use that feature a lot but, it is very nice to have when I want to temporarily distribute a large file. Of course, that is probably why they are dropping it.
    Last edited by jrohland; 06-15-12 at 12:27 PM.
    06-15-12 10:11 AM
  3. guerllamo7's Avatar
    Hmmm. I wonder why they are giving up this competitive advantage?

    The article also states that if you already have a shared folder it will continue to work. Is that correct?
    06-15-12 10:31 AM
  4. DenverRalphy's Avatar
    You can still share any files you wish. They're just removing the ability to label a folder as public.

    If I had to speculate as to why they decided on the change, I'd guess it's probably because too many users are using public folders as repositories for images, html files, etc.. as a simple impromptu file-server for websites, and it's generating a huge load on their servers.
    06-15-12 11:00 AM
  5. johnenglish's Avatar
    You can still share any files you wish. They're just removing the ability to label a folder as public.

    If I had to speculate as to why they decided on the change, I'd guess it's probably because too many users are using public folders as repositories for images, html files, etc.. as a simple impromptu file-server for websites, and it's generating a huge load on their servers.
    Yeah, it's not a big deal. You just right click any file you want to share and choose DropBox --> Get Link.
    06-15-12 12:05 PM
  6. SCrid2000's Avatar
    It actually is a pretty big deal. It kills the ability to do this: http://forums.crackberry.com/tips-ho...ropbox-564060/ - you get the error in the attached screenshot.

    Let dropbox know this is a bad idea: https://www.dropbox.com/votebox/9527...public-folder-
    Last edited by SCrid2000; 06-15-12 at 06:11 PM.
    06-15-12 06:05 PM
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