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Old 07-24-2018, 09:59 PM   #1
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Question Trying to share a dropbox library with a friend using link.

Hi folks! I am trying to share a calibre library inn dropbox with a friend who has Calibre Companion installed on an Android Device. I've done this before, but I forget how.

There is one possible complicating factor in this case. Dropbox has two ways of sharing a folder -- as a folder within the dropbox program itself, or as a link to the folder, sent by email, which opens the folder via browser. The former method is restricted to the size of the recipient's available space, while the latter has no such limitation. My library is much larger than the account of the friend I am trying to share with. So I am hoping there is a way he can sign into my library via the link to the folder in the web app, rather than via a shared folder inside of the dropbox app.
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Old 07-25-2018, 05:37 AM   #2
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CC can only access dropbox files using a dropbox login. In other words, the files must appear somewhere in the user's dropbox space, which means that the library must be shared. A link won't work.
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Old 06-14-2019, 09:36 AM   #3
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I have exactly the same issue.
Anyone know if nowadays there's a way to solve it ?
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Old 06-14-2019, 12:14 PM   #4
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I have exactly the same issue.
Anyone know if nowadays there's a way to solve it ?
No. The same restriction exists -- the books must be in the library CC sees when the user logs in, which is what happens if you share the library instead of passing a link.
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Old 06-15-2019, 02:38 AM   #5
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ok, thanks for your update
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