1. Create a folder "fruit" and share it. Now you have a link, something like https://www.dropbox.com/sh/123/456-789
  2. Add apple.png and orange.png in "fruit"
  3. You'd think apple.png will be available as https://www.dropbox.com/sh/123/456-789/apple.png, but it's not.

Opening the folder link in the browser, does provide me with links to the files; but I don't want to have to do it for every file.

Am I missing something very obvious?

How can I get links to apple.png and orange.png in the shared folder? without having to click on web links or Explorer/Finder menus.


2 Answers 2


If you place the folder "fruit" in your Public Folder, you are able to access files in this manner using your Public Folder's URL.

In the Dropbox web app:

  1. Create a file called 'test' in your Public Folder

  2. Right-click 'test' and select 'Copy public link...'

  3. Use that link as your base - it should look like https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/12345678/test.txt

  4. You can now use this base link to reference other files in your public folder: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/12345678/fruit/apple.png

Take Note:

  • Thanks, this works. Although it should be noted (perhaps edit your answer?) that it only works with the public folder, and accounts created after October 2012 don't have a public folder (see dropbox.com/en/help/16). Paid accounts can enable the public folder, though.
    – noamtm
    Jan 8, 2015 at 10:37
  • Glad to hear - and thanks, I've updated my answer.
    – justinsg
    Jan 8, 2015 at 10:42
  1. You have first login on Dropbox. https://www.dropbox.com/
  2. Click on New Folder. Please check this image. enter image description here
  3. Textbox in add folder name. Example:- "fruit" enter image description here
  4. Click on your folder name.
  5. Your folder in add image , files, etc ...
  6. Click on Upload file. enter image description here
  7. Click on choose files button on & upload images , files , etc...
  8. Click on right click your folder "fruit" and Share link. enter image description here
  9. Enter send email address on email text-box in. enter image description here
  10. Click on "Send" Button.

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