I use several different programs to access the same file in the Dropbox on Windows, iOS and OS X. All those different apps/programs update this file. After some days/weeks the link I use in the iOS App to the file changes and the App does not work anymore with this file. When, under which circumstances does Dropbox changes the link of a file?

  • You mean the public url of the file?
    – Bibhas
    May 11, 2012 at 17:09
  • Yey, the public URL.
    – powtac
    May 14, 2012 at 12:41

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Whenever you change the path of the file on the device you are syncing from,
the public URL changes to reflect the change in path.

[I can only confirm this for Windows based devices.]

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