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Dropbox users, you can still link images in forums.

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Tzan, Mar 20, 2017.

  1. Tzan


    Apr 5, 2009
    I found this out yesterday.
    See post by Rich (super user).

    There is no need to change where your file is located.
    Right click on a file contained in your computer's Dropbox folder.
    Click on "Copy Dropbox Link", it copies to the clipboard.
    This automatically flags that file as "shared" on the Dropbox site.
    The link has by default this extension: ?dl=0

    ?dl=0 takes you to the Dropbox preview page. It tries to display the file if possible. A .zip file will show a "Download" button.

    ?dl=1 forces a file to download (even an image file). It puts up the usual download panel.

    ?raw=1 forces the file to render in the browser. This replicates the behavior of the old Public Folder system. Except now EVERYONE can do it ( I assume, I havent checked with anyone yet ).

    So just edit the extension to be the type you need.

    In all the emails they sent they never mentioned the raw=1 method. It is in a faq file here:

    I think this is a hidden help page, I cant see how anyone could navigate here from the normal help area.
    This page shows a few things, but the link it makes is dl=0 and no mention or link to the page that talks about raw.

    I seriously think they dont want anyone to know about raw, or they have brain dead help file makers.

    Yozaro likes this.
  2. Tzan


    Apr 5, 2009
    I tried posting this same image in a phpBB forum and it worked fine.
    But a different phpBB forum that had a date of 2005, it didnt work.
    So maybe on older forum software the ?raw=1 wont work.