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Download an unzipped folder from Dropbox's Public folder
Authored by: azdawg on Jul 24, '12 02:23:46PM

Puzo said: "You don't have to open Dropbox website to do that: open your Dropbox Folder from menu bar, right-click on folder you want to zip - select Dropbox > Get Link. Browser will be launched with url in the address bar. You can then use that url with ?dl=1 at the end of the link to create a zipped folder download"

Right-clicking on an unzipped folder won't give you a link in the contextual menu, I only get "Browse on Dropbox Website" and "Share This Folder". There's no link to "Copy Public Link". The reason for this hint is that some PC-users have trouble unzipping files zipped with the standard OS X "Compress…" contextual menu. Therefore I upload the unzipped folder and apply the hint.
When you open your relevant folder on the Dropbox website and add ?dl=1 to the link of the open folder, it will download the WHOLE contents of your Public folder. Following the hint will only download the folder of your choice.

Kirk, any suggestions for zip-tools that will help zipping for PC-users?
Thanks.



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Download an unzipped folder from Dropbox's Public folder
Authored by: emendelson on Jul 25, '12 04:54:54PM

BetterZip has an option to strip out Mac-specific parts of Zip archives to make them friendlier to Windows users. Highly recommended.



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Download an unzipped folder from Dropbox's Public folder
Authored by: Puzo on Jul 27, '12 04:54:56PM

I did not realize you were referring to *Public* folder. Indeed, my suggestion does not work there. For what it is worth, I use BetterZip with contextual menu that does custom compression setup via BetterZip preferences.. (exclude Mac-only files, etc., etc.)



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