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Now that dropbox dropped public folder support for new users, is there a service that has the same functionality?

I want to be able to share files directly without wrapper page. Those are not wget friendly.


In case you don't know, public folders in Dropbox worked in a way that allowed me to give links to anybody for direct file download. That means I could have embedded an image link into HTML tag and it would download the image directly.

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closed as off topic by Alex, Eight Days of Malaise, Al E., Dez, ChrisF Jan 7 '13 at 23:11

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Actually, they are, just that you have to manipulate the link a little bit. Check this question for details. – Alex Dec 25 '12 at 9:55
Well, that is relying on implementation detail. – Kugel Dec 25 '12 at 10:10
Perhaps you need to put a bit more info to your question. My answer fits the title of your question and @Alex on the technical part of your question. Where both unsatisfactory? If yes, please add more info. – Jacob Jan Tuinstra Dec 25 '12 at 17:12
@JacobJanTuinstra An answer sort of has to answer the whole question not just the title. – Kugel Dec 25 '12 at 17:14
I hope you get an answer. – Jacob Jan Tuinstra Dec 25 '12 at 17:20

Google Drive has public folders as well: public folders

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But they still redirect you through a web page. No direct download. – Kugel Dec 25 '12 at 15:49
Here you can find information about downloading files using Google Drive: google.com/… – Anderson Green Dec 25 '12 at 22:07

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