How to download the file from a dropbox url

So you’ve been given a drop box url and you want to download the file, but it opens in your browser and there’s no option to download?

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Here’s a quick and easy way to take that url and turn it into a downloadable link.

In this example we’ll use two links,

Take the url and replace www with dl and add ?dl=1 to the end. This will give you

Now instead of the file opening from dropbox it will prompt to download/save the file.

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Please note: most browsers by default open a PDF file inside the browser. If this happens you need to use the browsers File -> Save as options to save the file. This will only work using the download link.

 

Source: https://www.dropbox.com/help/201/en