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I have a file I would like to update on dropbox. About 900 people know this shared link. However, when I update the file the link is changed, e.g. from

https://www.dropbox.com/s/9d8y345434554434693zs/Manual.pdf

to

https://www.dropbox.com/s/9d8y83gresgrrrzs/Manual.pdf

Is there a way to prevent this?

Sharing the folder is not enough, because I need direct links to at least one specific file.

Or are there alternatives? (not dropbox solutions)

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The simplest thing for the future is to share the link to the folder instead of the file itself that way you can change the contents inside the folder without having to change links. Just have a folder per file.

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You can share a folder containing only that one file.

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Also, try searching/proposing such a feature here: dropbox.com/votebox –  sm4rk0 Feb 21 '13 at 0:00
    
I have upvoted, but also edited the question. –  Michel Keijzers Feb 21 '13 at 9:56
    
Fair enough, as I didn't answer the question, just gave the half-way workaround. –  sm4rk0 Feb 21 '13 at 13:10

Upload with the same filename and override the old one. I do this by simply dragging and dropping the new file (with the same exact filename as the old file) into dropbox. The same link gets preserved and I can even look at previous versions of that same file by right clicking.

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I don't use dropbox not for this feature anymore, however I gave a +1 for other readers. –  Michel Keijzers May 19 at 19:12

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