I want to share my public Dropbox folder, but I can't seem to find what it's URL is.

So where can I find it?


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I don't think you can actually share the Public folder, just files inside it.

Drop a file into the folder, right click it → DropboxCopy Public Link.

If you have delete the public folder by mistaken then create new one and that's all.

One more time: Files must be in the public folder for you to share a url

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You probably want to look at shared folders;


Hope this helps.

  • 1
    That was what I found out too, when I looked at their help. Can you add this image into your answer: dl.dropbox.com/u/1656836/win/copy-public-link.png?
    – Ivo Flipse
    Nov 3, 2010 at 14:24
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    Image added, glad you found a solution.
    – Whitingx
    Nov 3, 2010 at 14:59
  • 'copy public link' doesn't show on my dropbox. what happen?
    – user12417
    Jul 25, 2011 at 14:24
  • Yeah copy public link doesn't show on mine either... anyone know if this needs to be activated first? Thanks.
    – user19139
    Apr 18, 2012 at 2:14
  • @dan files must be in the public folder.
    – phwd
    Apr 18, 2012 at 3:54

You actually can, when you're logged in on https://www.dropbox.com/home/Public click on the Share link button, there you'll be taken to a url like:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/<some random looking string>

Which will be the accessible to anybody, and you can share it from there via email/facebook/twitter/etc or just copy the url. There, you'll see the contents of your public folder (files and subfolders)

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