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How to Share a Direct Link to a Dropbox File – How to Do Anything in Apps | Zapier

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/04/03

TL;DR of [WayBack]¬†How to Share a Direct Link to a Dropbox File – How to Do Anything in Apps | Zapier¬†and¬†[WayBack] How to force a shared link to download or render ‚Äď Dropbox Help



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How to directly link or embed Dropbox images – via: Canton Becker

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/10/31

When you share a screenshot with Dropbox, then it will copy a URL to the clipboard like this:

That is not the actual screenshot. It is a web page around the screenshot that contains a lot of hoopla so you cannot easily copy the download link of the image.

Getting that download link is easy: make the below replacement:

  • ?dl=0
  • ?raw=1


Or embedded:


via How to directly link or embed Dropbox images – Canton Becker.

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discovering how Dropbox hacks your mac – now blocked by Mac OS X 10.12 Sierra

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/09/26

Interesting reads:


via РJoe C. Hecht РGoogle+  [WayBack]

Posted in DropBox, SocialMedia | Leave a Comment » replacement – which one to choose?

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/03/23

As will go down¬†on 20160501 (about 6 weeks from now), I’m searching for alternatives.

These tables weren’t really useful when digging information for my use cases:

Use cases

This is how we use (where our installed machines have Windows, Mac OS X and Linux on them) now:

  1. Sync and share between our scanner VM, the various machines of my wife and me (using the different accounts for each user) and including off-site/in-cloud storage.
    This holds for about 20 gigabytes of data and grows about 1.5-2 gigabytes per year.
  2. Sync project documents between various business contacts and myself (the documents that aren’t part of versioning systems yet).
    Not much data yet (100s of megabytes as most people tend to use DropBox for this even though has the option of setting permissions)
  3. Sync and share my BIN directory tree with tools where my own user has read/write permissions and other users have read-only permissions.
    This holds for about 2 gigabytes of data.
  4. Sync and share my installer directory (ISOs, MSIs, DMGs, etc) between my main Mac and Windows machines and various other ones.
    This holds for about 40 gigabytes of data and grows faster than any of the others.

Dropbox doesn’t cut it for various¬†reasons:

  1. It sucks at long filenames (especially on Windows).
  2. It won’t properly handle various encodings (like between Windows and Mac).
  3. Often it hangs on local-sync (although also does that, but less often).

What to choose?

On my shortlist to experiment with are Google Drive and, although it’s not clear if handles syncing well (Ken Logon thinks it looses data) and it’s security might not be good (although that’s a statement by Kim Dotcom who has stakes).

Any others? Or should I choose a mix of tooling?

Tencent/Weiyun¬†might be useful for ISO images of installers (like the ISOs MSDN doesn’t have any more):¬†Download Tencent/Weiyun 10TB cloud storage english language files


PS: later (20160402) via KPN stopt 1 augustus met cloudopslagdienst Up РIT Pro РNieuws РTweakers

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It was fun while it lasted: Barracuda Copy – Copy End-of-Life

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/02/05

Copy had some advantages and disadvantages. For instance, it was better handling long file names, character encodings in filenames and a lot easier to configure over a CNTLM proxy than DropBox, but unlike DropBox didn’t keep history of changes.

Alas no more as of 20160501: [WayBack] Barracuda Copy – Copy End-of-Life.

They suggest using [WayBack] Mover with OneDrive as target: [WayBack] Barracuda Copy РMoving Your Data from Copy

Note that Mover has many more connectors, including cloud storage ones (Box, Copy, Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive and Yandex.Disk are free):

[WayBack] Connectors ‚ÄĘ Mover: FTP, Dropbox, Box, GoogleDrive, Copy, Egnyte, Amazon S3, SharePoint, MySQL the list goes on!

For me it means it’s time to think about what kinds of cloud storage I want to use and how to share what data with others at which access level. As I’m already contemplating on how to use ZFS, I now have two storage concepts to think about.


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