Dropbox does not share automatically

When you upload a file from your phone to Dropbox, it isn’t automatically visible to other people. It just sits there in your private Dropbox folder. For other people to be able to download it to their phones, they first have to copy it to their Dropbox folder. This cannot and does not happen automatically.

So how do they copy your files to their Dropbox folder?

First of all, once the file is in your Dropbox, you can access it from your PC/Mac/Phone/Tablet/Browser and do whatever you like with it. There are many ways you can send a file to someone else on the internet, for example you can post it on the forums.

Dropbox itself offers 2 ways to share files:

1. By creating a public folder. Each file that you put in a public folder (again, you have to copy them there first) gets a public link through which anyone can download it. You can post these links on the forums, send them via email etc.

2. By creating a shared folder. All files in your shared folder are visible to other people you invited. You have to manually invite specific people though, so this may be less convenient.

44 Comments

  1. momo6913
    Posted March 31, 2012 at 14:05 | Permalink | Reply

    OH yeah! I do it! I have 2 world found on the forum. Named “chris” and “castle” this is mysterious because chris make 29mo but there is only a house and castle there is a big castle and some house and he only make 2mo…

    • jriot10
      Posted March 31, 2012 at 18:56 | Permalink | Reply

      Chris has more mb because you have explored more of the world.

  2. Posted March 31, 2012 at 14:20 | Permalink | Reply

    Updating now! Thank u kaalus=D

  3. jriot10
    Posted March 31, 2012 at 15:13 | Permalink | Reply

    @Kaalus in case you didn’t get my email (i do not believe the link works anyways) i finally figured out the public folder thing here’s the link to the corrupted world

    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/67612675/.scworld

  4. survivaler
    Posted March 31, 2012 at 15:58 | Permalink | Reply

    I understand now how to download worlds and upload them. But I am having problems downloading texture packs

    • jriot10
      Posted March 31, 2012 at 16:11 | Permalink | Reply

      With texture packs you have to save the picture into your dropbox. Then on your phone you download it. Once downloaded go to settings, texturepacks, and select the one you downloaded it should work from there.

  5. Tanner
    Posted March 31, 2012 at 16:01 | Permalink | Reply

    Everyone post their links in my thread forum article. I believe it’s under sc talk and its called something like your worlds texture packs etc. I will make a link in here later when I get home.

    • jriot10
      Posted March 31, 2012 at 16:10 | Permalink | Reply

      Actually there is a specific section in the forum for worlds and textures.

  6. zELITEzSKILLz
    Posted March 31, 2012 at 17:12 | Permalink | Reply

    Hey , im not sure if its just a problem i am having , but i cant get dropbox to work , i intsalled it on my pc and made an account but when i drag the texture packs in to the public folder i cant see how to download them on my phone .
    Also when i log in to dropbox it says survivalcraft wants access to the folder survivalcraft . but i have no such folder

    • jriot10
      Posted March 31, 2012 at 17:48 | Permalink | Reply

      Just allow access because it will create a folder called Apps in your dropbox. In the folder apps will be a folder called survivalcraft which is the folder where you will drag worlds and texture packs into so you can download them on your phone. On your phone you just have to click the world and then download and it will appear in your worlds. For texture packs just download>Settings>Texture Packs>Select>Play!!!
      here’s my texture pack!

      • zELITEzSKILLz
        Posted March 31, 2012 at 19:53 | Permalink | Reply

        ok thanks for the help jriot , however when i click the link to ur texture pack nothing happens , also i tried clicking your link to the download for your 2 worlds on the forum and that didnt work either :/

      • jriot10
        Posted March 31, 2012 at 20:02 | Permalink | Reply

        Are you sure nothing happens because when i click it sends me to a page with only the texture pack on it. What browser are you using?

        • Tanner
          Posted March 31, 2012 at 21:09 | Permalink

          You may have to do it on a computer cause I will get my computer later but same happens to me on my phone.

      • survivaler
        Posted March 31, 2012 at 21:31 | Permalink | Reply

        I have a world it is in the forum and by survivalmaster and called survivalworld. It is in the worlds section

      • StoneSmoker420
        Posted March 31, 2012 at 22:41 | Permalink | Reply

        It worked for me thanks and nice texture u have to save the photo as a png file

    • Posted March 31, 2012 at 17:49 | Permalink | Reply

      Hi. You need to login to Dropbox from the phone first. This will take you to a browser on the phone where you have to type in your user/passwd and then you have to click “Allow” to allow Survivalcraft to use your Dropbox. When you do that, it will create Survivalcraft folder in your dropbox automatically.

  7. Humhead
    Posted March 31, 2012 at 20:16 | Permalink | Reply

    My first WP7 game that can be backed up. Wish all games devs were as cool as you Kaalus. Thanks!!!

  8. survivaler
    Posted March 31, 2012 at 21:29 | Permalink | Reply

    I’m having problems creating texture packs. Someone help plz!

    • jriot10
      Posted March 31, 2012 at 21:30 | Permalink | Reply

      What are you having problems with?

      • survivaler
        Posted March 31, 2012 at 21:32 | Permalink | Reply

        Creating texture packs.i just said!

    • jriot10
      Posted March 31, 2012 at 21:32 | Permalink | Reply

      Yah but why can’t you create them?

      • survivaler
        Posted March 31, 2012 at 21:33 | Permalink | Reply

        I can’t change them

  9. survivaler
    Posted March 31, 2012 at 21:29 | Permalink | Reply

    It will be very useful!

  10. jriot10
    Posted March 31, 2012 at 21:31 | Permalink | Reply

    @Kaalus i don’t know if you got my email but i urgently need you to fix my world again. Sorry about disturbing you but here’s the link.
    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/67612675/%20(1).scworld

  11. jriot10
    Posted March 31, 2012 at 21:33 | Permalink | Reply

    why does it not work?

    • survivaler
      Posted March 31, 2012 at 21:35 | Permalink | Reply

      kaalus uploaded something in files/technical. U use it to make your own. But how do U do that?

      • survivaler
        Posted March 31, 2012 at 21:38 | Permalink | Reply

        how do you change the images?

      • jriot10
        Posted March 31, 2012 at 21:44 | Permalink | Reply

        You have to use a program such as paint, gimp, or even photoshop

  12. jriot10
    Posted March 31, 2012 at 21:51 | Permalink | Reply

    Just check your email Kaalus and once again i’m sorry if i’m bothering you and distracting you from coding or whatever you are doing. Just plz fix it as soon as you can

    • Posted March 31, 2012 at 22:29 | Permalink | Reply

      I fixed it, but again it ended up in the middle of the ocean.

  13. TANA
    Posted April 1, 2012 at 05:00 | Permalink | Reply

    You should just automatically have the texture packs on the game!!!!!!!! Some of us aren’t computer geniuses maybe you should consider that!!!!! I couldn’t still can’t figure it out and I want them!!!!!!!!!! Ahhh its so frustrating I’ve been waiting for this but bow I can’t get the stupid thing to work!!!!!I’m starting to not like this game anymore!!!!!

    • Tanner
      Posted April 1, 2012 at 19:56 | Permalink | Reply

      Hey its really easy after you figure it out I can help you if u email me I’ll get you a ton of cool ones. Email: wrestleingman88@gmail.com

  14. Tanner
    Posted April 1, 2012 at 16:12 | Permalink | Reply

    I will post a tutorial but you go to dropbox on your computer then you go to apps survivalcraft and open it. You should see your uploaded worlds there then you just see a symbol that looks like a paper with a green arrow and hover over it it should say upload then click and search files (make sure you saved them.) and upload yours and wala its in your games drop ox.

  15. TANA
    Posted April 2, 2012 at 03:16 | Permalink | Reply

    I CANT FIGURE OIT OUT!!!!!!!!! I DRAGED THE PICTURES ABOVE INTO THE SURIVALCRAFT FLODER BUT IT JUST GIVES ME THE STUPID PICTURE I DONT KNOW HOW TO DOWNLOAD IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    i AM MAD!!!!!!!!!!!

    • StoneSmoker420
      Posted April 2, 2012 at 08:31 | Permalink | Reply

      Name it the name than after that at the end of the name put (.png) and with worlds put (.scworld) it will only work with real survivalcraft texture and worlds it wont work with minecraft texture or world

      • TANA
        Posted April 3, 2012 at 00:33 | Permalink | Reply

        I’ll try if my sister ever gets off the computer :[ :[ =(

  16. ZombieMaster616
    Posted April 7, 2012 at 20:49 | Permalink | Reply

    Simpler terms please

  17. won yu
    Posted February 4, 2013 at 02:38 | Permalink | Reply

    Nice!!!

  18. won yu
    Posted February 4, 2013 at 02:41 | Permalink | Reply

    This is amazing!!!

  19. won yu
    Posted February 4, 2013 at 02:42 | Permalink | Reply

    This thing works great!

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