When I have a folder shared between me and my collegue(s) via Dropbox, can I generate a public link of it (maybe by using Dropbox for Teams)?

I know there is the possibility to "Get a link" via right-clicking from the shared folder, but thats not what I want. The "Get Link" will create a link to the Dropbox website, where one has to download that file. But I need a "raw" link, that directly opens the file and is wget proof (The Dropbox download site relies on Javascript to work).


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The link generated for a file is something like this:


If you replace www with dl it will take you directly to the respective file. Alternatively, adding ?dl=1 at the end of the link above, will redirect it to the dl.dropbox.com URL.

Now, if you have the link to a folder and you add ?dl=1 at the end, it will start downloading it as an archive.

Source. And the official source.

(I have tested the method and it works.)


Here's a source from Dropbox itself:


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    Welcome to Web Applications! Whilst this may theoretically answer the question, it would be preferable to include the essential parts of the answer here, and provide the link for reference. Jan 15, 2013 at 9:21

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