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Posted by on Jun 15, 2012 in Internet |

Dropbox public folder deleted

Dropbox public folder deleted

In April, announced that it would be possible to share files over the links . Some saw the news and said “oh but if it ever existed in the public folder.” Well, it seems that the idea of introducing this change was to remove the public folders. At least that is reporting the German site mobiFlip, citing as its source an e-mail sent to developers working with Dropbox API.

The email was also published in the support forums Dropbox . This change would be effective on July 31, since when not offer the option to create public folders to new users. According to the announcement, former users and keep the folders that are public at this time.

The new sharing feature links differs from the public folders that, by generating the to share, Dropbox sent to the person to an intermediate site to download the file from there. With the link to the file in the public folder no middleman, and you could download or display the file directly. This can be annoying in the case of photos, for example, where the public folder you could see the image, while the new system have to download before you can view it.

It is possible that the measure is taken to have greater control over any files that violate copyrights.

Links:
Public-den killt Dropbox Ordner (mobiFlip)
dl.dropbox.com will be gone? (Dropbox Forums)

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