As posted on Your Dropbox Public Folder Isn’t Public Anymore
If you’re a longtime Dropbox user, you might have noticed that your Dropbox folder changed a little yesterday. That’s because the Public folder is no longer public.
For any Dropbox accounts created after October 4, 2012, the Public folder, once known as the repository for all the weird stuff you regularly share with people or oddball, one-off web sites, is no more. If you happen to be an old school Dropbox user who has an account older than October 4, 2012, the folder will remain public, but sadly you can’t render HTML content anymore.
For everyone else, the contents of your Public folder are now private, and if anyone visits that Public folder URL, they’ll just get an error page. Of course, you can still share folders and links, but the catch-all, single link Public folder is gone for good.
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