I am the proud owner of a Dropbox Plus account. I recently shared a .zip file and need to know whether it has been downloaded. I really don't care about how many times it has been downloaded, or by whom (I only shared it with one person) but just a yes/no.

Is this possible?

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From Dropbox Community dated 04-08-2015 08:17 AM:

Q: how do I track downloads of any given file that I've uploaded to my account?

A: You can't, Dropbox doesn't provide that feature.

There may be workarounds however. An insecure site has offered two:

1) Short URL services like Bitly and Goo.gl will track how many times the links are clicked, showing you the count of how many times your file has been clicked on.

2) Although Dropbox doesn’t have a downloaded link count, it does have the Dropbox API which allows developers to build plugins to help you do that.

  • I saw that post and am wondering if anything has changed in two and a half years?
    – psoft
    Commented Oct 10, 2017 at 6:59

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