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Trick to Obtain Direct Download Links for Dropbox Files | Dropbox Direct Link maker Tool – CloudLinker


In my last post i wrote about Generating Direct Download Links for Files from Copy.com Cloud Storage.
Direct Links are links which you can simply share through email/blogs/websites on clicking which file download begins without any landing Page. UbuntuOne used to provide this feature earlier bydefault [Now its closing down] and as Copy.Com is not as popular and user-friendly as DropBox – World’s No 1 Cloud File Storage . Many readers asked me if such thing was possible for DropBox..? snd the answer is Yes! Its possible to Dropbox Direct Link  and i coded a simple tool – CloudLinker for the same !  well you can even do it manually , Just keep on reading to get this exclusive trick!

Trick to Generate Direct Download Links of Files stored on Dropbox.com Simply follow the Steps Below –

  • Get the Dropbox Sharing URL of the file/s which you want to share,it would look like this “https://www.dropbox.com/s/…..”  , if you don’t know how to get the sharing URL , refer the following steps below..Step 1 . Right Click on the Filename which you want to share and now a dropdown menu will appear , as shown in the figure below Now Simply Click on “Share Link” Option before the Download Option you’ll get the File Sharing Link which would look like the string discussed above or shown in Picture below –
     This “https://www.dropbox.com/s/…./<filename>” is your sharing URL ..Now Comes the Main Step /Method… 
  • Now , Simply Replace the String “www.dropbox.com” with “dl.dropboxusercontent.com” And your Direct Download Link is Ready!
  • for e.g the Sharing URL looks like “https://www.dropbox.com/s/…../<filename>” now after replacing “www.dropbox.com” with “dl.dropboxusercontent.com” the link becomes “https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/…../<filename>” this link starting with “dl.dropboxusercontent.com” is your direct download link!
  • Pretty Easy isn’t it :)

And For Users who want it readymade, i have created a simple tool – CloudLinker : Direct Link Maker for Copy.com And Dropbox.com
Features —

  • Simply Enter your Copy.com and Dropbox.com Sharing URL and the Tool Will Provide you / Generate the Direct Download Clickable Links for you.! as shown in the figure —

CloudLinker Works Nicely and Sound for both – Copy.com as well as DropBox.com Shared URL’s , it will be getting other cloud supported soon

Update – CloudLinker v3.0 has been launched Online – Click here to Start Generating Direct Download Links using CloudLinker tool

(The Online Version is based on a new Exploit if you want to use the Old Exploit, you can use the manual method )

You can Download CloudLinker v1.0 By Clicking this Link


Do Comment and share your views on this :) and if you liked this post, Please Do Share so that your friends too can enjoy this Awesome Trick!



  1. legend May 7, 2014

    Do u know how to make direct link for Mega.co.nz ?

    1. Chaitanya May 8, 2014

      No mate,I don’t know the method of mega.co.nz, but on seeing the site,I think I can derive a method,will try to make a method for making direct links of mega.co.nz and will reply, thanks 🙂

      1. rayo pro December 1, 2015

        Still no method dude??

        1. Jay February 11, 2017

          For anyone that still cares for an answer, the simple answer is no.

          Mega stores the files encrypted. The key to decrypt it is normally contained in the URL but not all URL have it.

  2. Arlene July 18, 2014

    Hi again Chaitanya. Thanks for the great tip. Here’s really simple logo for you. I just added something to the one you are currently using. If you can use it, fine. If not, that’s OK too. 🙂 http://bit.ly/Wiswzu I’ll delete the file from my Dropbox after you’ve downloaded it.

    1. Chaitanya July 18, 2014

      Hello Arlene, Welcome back 🙂 That’s really an awesome logo !! Thank you very very much for such a wonderful logo! , Have applied it to my blog 🙂 and my blog’s got a designer element all because of you, thanks a lot once again!

      1. Arlene July 18, 2014

        Yay! So cool. I’m glad you could use it. I’ll remove it from Dropbox now. Cheers.

        1. Chaitanya July 19, 2014

          Cheers! and thank you very much once again !

  3. Hello dear, I am testing with dropbox but always add this code to the direct link “?dl=0”, can you correct in a next version please? thanks

    1. Chaitanya September 9, 2014

      Hi Jose,Thanks for reporting the bug 🙂 Will surely rectify it in the next version 🙂

  4. amir November 21, 2014

    i love you man.. thanks

  5. Soo December 23, 2014

    Thank you so much for the tip! I also found another way to do this: change the original shared link copied from dropbox as follows: dl = 0 to dl = 1. Without changing anything, just modifying 0 to 1 will do the job as well! For example, if your link from dropbox looks like this “https://www.dropbox.com/s/…../XXX.png?dl=0” then this will be your direct link to the file: “https://www.dropbox.com/s/…../XXX.png?dl=1”. Hope this helps!

    1. Chaitanya December 23, 2014

      That’s a great tip Soo, Thank you so much for sharing this 🙂

    2. hadmin February 24, 2015

      this is better way 🙂

  6. luckybhumkar January 7, 2015

    Valuable tips..thanks..works great at first try…

  7. Rishabh February 19, 2015

    Hi, I tried and it doesn’t work now, any other way?

    1. Chaitanya February 19, 2015

      Hello Rishabh, Thank you for informing, will check and update it accordingly!

  8. Ann June 28, 2015

    Thank you, thank you, thank you… I was going crazy for an hour looking for this solution.. now… I need sleep..

  9. Adedoyin August 8, 2015

    thanks so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. Himesh Darji August 11, 2015

    Thanks Really very happy! thanks

  11. Dalr August 25, 2015

    What a really live saver since tumblr took down their static files uploader and i don’t have paid dropbox account this is really… really… brings tears to my eyes… thank you soo muuchh!!

    1. Dalr August 25, 2015

      looks like my english ruined… I am too excited, sorry X’D

  12. meet November 12, 2015

    Amazing post bro

  13. Luca Souza December 2, 2015

    WOWWWWW!!!! I was looking for it a long time ago, I almost gave up, thank you so much!!!
    Now I can add musics to my wordpress.com blog posts with the code → [audio "direct mp3 link"] (without the ” “)

  14. Réda December 9, 2015

    Please upload the tool again, the dropbox link has been blocked.
    Thank you 🙂

  15. bekaboy December 9, 2015
  16. Anne Jutras December 26, 2015

    Thank you very much! It was very helpful!

  17. Rik Lempens January 6, 2016

    Is there a way to create a direct UPLOAD link for a file ??

    I need to do an unattended file upload to a dropbox from a computer wich has no dropbox account installed.

    There is a way “file request” , bud this is a link to a website wich is interactif, you need to fill in manually and then click the upload button …

    Thx, RIk

  18. Brian Keo March 2, 2016

    Hay bro, many thanks for you sharing this great tutorial and helpful, I really love it, It seems very important for bloggers.

  19. skb March 2, 2016

    hello Chaitanya,
    Indeed a good Tip. Thanks a LOT!!
    This link shows the file and then manually you need to save it. How can we make the file directly downloadable without intervention.

  20. skb March 2, 2016

    I tried it works on direct download as well for PDF file but for the image file it showed in the browser only. That was the reason I wrote about it. Sorry for that. Direct download works… Rocks !!

  21. Susanne April 18, 2016

    Wow very good, thank you very much. I have serch the Internet but dont find the Information that I need.
    You are great (sorry my English not very good 🙂 I will share this Information or tell youre Website in one of my Video Tutorials.
    Greetings from Germany

  22. VIDYASAGAR MUNDROY June 18, 2016

    Thanks Chaitanya. Your trick saved my day!

  23. Alexandr Zolotukhin August 24, 2016

    This trick made my life so much easier. Being a family/wedding photographer, I use dropbox to send photos to my clients. Regular Dropbox sharing link is quite confusing for users not familiar with Dropbox. Some of my clients didn’t notice “download” button.
    Now I create can share direct link to the archive with photos to make things easier :))

  24. Yana Ai November 22, 2016

    Thank you! This worked perfectly.

  25. sonumonu January 17, 2017

    Doesnt work anymore

  26. Aruna Nishantha January 29, 2017

    I have a.jpg and b.jpg files inside a shared folder. Rather than sharing each image link, can I share the folder and access the files in this way?

  27. S Anderson March 28, 2017

    This was a lifesaver!

  28. Shady February 3, 2018

    Thanks dude. oh and try updating the post copy.com and some sites are no longer out there.

  29. Joe February 20, 2018

    Latest update for doing this in 2018 – https://www.dropbox.com/help/desktop-web/force-download

    Just change “dl=0” to “dl=1” at the end of the link.

  30. colaint May 25, 2018

    thanks man…

  31. Madison Sanders July 29, 2018

    Bummer… I was hoping this would let me bypass the block my work has on Dropbox but it doesn’t. They’ve really got our work computers locked down -_-

    Cool trick though, and good to know in case I ever need a link to a file for some reason 🙂


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