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Dropbox public is gone ...
« on: March 16, 2017, 07:48:28 AM »
I've been using this for years to share all my layouts and schematics.

I really don't want to do the tedious work of migrating all my images to a new host but I guess I have to. Dropbox's best feature was that if I replaced a file with the same file the URL stayed the same, which isn't true for things I host on my Wordpress sites or, I think, for Google Drive.

Anyone have a good solution?

(I just noticed that Rej's build docs are hosted on Dropbox, too.)
« Last Edit: March 16, 2017, 07:53:53 AM by midwayfair »
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Re: Dropbox public is gone ...
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2017, 08:00:15 AM »
I believe Google Drive will retain the same URL. You just have to post the item as a revision. It does have revision history it's just a little awkward to use.

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Re: Dropbox public is gone ...
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2017, 08:07:27 AM »
I use Photobucket which also allows you to keep the file name when importing pics. You need to change the setting in your preferences though as by default it appends some random numbers.

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Re: Dropbox public is gone ...
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2017, 08:50:17 AM »
>I've been using this for years to share all my layouts and schematics.

I'm in the same boat. While it will allow some degree of revisionist history, I don't like that all these threads will have a lot more empty space in them now.

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Re: Dropbox public is gone ...
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2017, 09:06:45 AM »
All of my stuff is on Dropbox as well. I forgot about google drive, there's a outlook one too isn't there?


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Re: Dropbox public is gone ...
« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2017, 09:09:52 AM »
Even if you have wordpress on your website, you can still manually upload files to a place of your choice with an ftp client. The files have the names that you want them to have.

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Re: Dropbox public is gone ...
« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2017, 09:50:41 AM »
Hey folks... Long time no see etc!

I just recently noticed this as well; literally everything of my shared stuff spread out there is located on my dropbox... What is the best new solution? I have a "fairly passive" google drive-account as well; i try to post a "dummy-picture" here just to see if it shows up.

And hey... hope all is good at this very place... despite my absence:)




EDIT: heh, that picture didn't work huh?? Trying direct link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6htnjjuKl-LYlU1TGdlOFdnc2M/view
Edit again: ...trying trying...
https://www.dropbox.com/s/ix70s2o51fzv9jt/WP_20160102_15_50_44_Pro.jpg?dl=0


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Re: Dropbox public is gone ...
« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2017, 09:54:23 AM »
I ended up using my Wordpress site for pictures, and google drive for anything else that needs to be shared. I will not be migrating everything (schematics when I come across them, but those are mostly in google docs already) but I did move some critical things like my perfboard library.
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Re: Dropbox public is gone ...
« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2017, 10:01:28 AM »
I had no idea the public sharing was gone for good. I was hoping it was just a setting that needed to be enabled... ugh. I guess I better come up with a permanent solution for the build docs for the Grind Customs FX store. I was under the impression it was something Rej needed to do on his side. Thanks for the heads up Jon. I think I will just use Wordpress's media pool for the PDFs at this point.

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Re: Dropbox public is gone ...
« Reply #9 on: May 08, 2017, 10:22:03 AM »
This has played hell on the Customforge forums.  People have been uploading their Rocksmith CDLC for a couple of years to dropbox and now all the links are broken.  There's thousands of songs listed there....

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Re: Dropbox public is gone ...
« Reply #10 on: May 08, 2017, 02:30:38 PM »
I'm kicking the tires of iDrive right now. It's actually a bit more than just a synced set of folders like Dropbox. It can also do incremental backups to the cloud and also to your locally attached devices (NAS or USB external drives). It's free for small storage (5GB) and $60 per year for 1TB.

I'm not mad about the public thing on DropBox, but I need to be able to do backups from multiple devices as well as maintain a set of synced folders for all my personal projects, etc.

I'll let you guys know what I think of it.

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Re: Dropbox public is gone ...
« Reply #11 on: May 08, 2017, 02:55:55 PM »
Cool. I didnt know about iDrive. Maybe have to check out wordpress too(?).

Im actually... maybe not really mad or pissed off, but a bit dissapointed about dropbox quitting this public thing. To me it was a winning concept, more simple than anything else. I dont feel like setting up a webplace on my own, i just wanna share a song and some pics now n then. Sort of...

well well...

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Re: Dropbox public is gone ...
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Re: Dropbox public is gone ...
« Reply #13 on: May 09, 2017, 05:08:57 AM »
>Does this help in anyway?
https://www.lonniewest.com/2017/02/dropboxsharedurl/

Thanks. That's helpful (will start using 'raw=1'), but still doesn't seem to allow one to embed a dropbox picture directly into a forum post.

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Re: Dropbox public is gone ...
« Reply #14 on: May 09, 2017, 05:26:04 AM »
... maybe a solution. Check my post above^^ (the photo of the drill press), where I finally succeeded to direct-link to a picture uploaded to my google drive account. I used this thing:
https://sites.google.com/site/gdocs2direct/


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