How to create direct link to file on Dropbox?

With Shoplo, you can also sell digital products with the eProducts app. If your eProduct files are located in a Dropbox, it is highly recommended to use non-public (masked) links. You cannot use a Public folder in Dropbox, which is visible for people who know your account address on Dropbox. 

 

TIP: Every file from Dropbox can be sent as a link with an address. This link masks the true location of the file. 

 

To create such a link, follow these steps:

  1. In Dropbox go to the location of the file that you want to create a link for.
  2. Mark the file and click on “share the link”
  3. A preview of the file will show up. Copy the address of the page. It is a direct link to your file preview. If the file is supported by Dropbox, the link will look like this:

         https://www.dropbox.com/s/6bbvlbs3qf9by80/shoplo.pdf

  1. Now change the address from www.dropbox to dl.dropboxusercontent  to receive a direct link to the file:
  2. https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/6bbvlbs3qf9by80/shoplo.pdf

 

You are ready to go !