I've been trying to figure out how to use the Photos folder properly, but it does not seem to contain the functionality that is mentioned on various websites.

From what I've read, you are supposed to create a folder within the 'Photos' folder. At that point, it becomes a public gallery for which you can access the context menu item Copy Public Gallery Link.

However, I do not have this context menu item. enter image description here

I found a topic on the DropBox forum, but it is 2 years old. Even the various website information mentioned is over a year old.

I found a topic from this year on SuperUser that mentions about the Share link menu item. I understand that this functionality is basically the same as Copy Public Gallery Link, however, the key difference is that it opens the website for which I need to click Copy link to this page link, which then adds it to the clipboard.

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My primary questions are:

  • Did they phase out the Copy Public Gallery Link from the context menu entirely?
  • If not, is there a way to re-enable this menu item?
  • If not, am I using the Photos folder properly?
  • Lastly, if there is no way to get this menu item, is there some kind of script or hack-around that will let me simplify the Share link + Copy link to this page functionality without requiring it to open my web browser?

Note: I had to edit my post to remove other website links that I mention since I'm considered a 'New User' here and am only able to post 2 hyperlinks. Sorry.


At the time of your post, you were correct - you had to go to the website to get a link. Not anymore, though: https://blog.dropbox.com/2013/06/even-quicker-sharing-from-the-desktop/

  • I noticed this recently too. Thanks for link. Marking this as the answer. – Transgenic Jul 26 '13 at 14:38

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