Monday, January 1, 2018

Dropbox Screwup - Destroyed Every Link On Site - UPDATE

Just a short update note. I can see that there still are tons of you deriving benefit from all the posts about these trails even though Dropbox has totally screwed up the maps.

I'm still as annoyed as you are about the issue. I took 9 hours yesterday and thought that I'd just look at what needed to be done and selected the first map that came up - one in Nevada. Absolutely everything I did to correct their issues, broke something else that needed fixing. The sun was going down before I had just one page (Nevada) on the download site that didn't screw up and wasn't broken!

For now, that's all that I can get out of Dropbox. I have built all new "links" from dropbox and updated all the URLs to the maps to those new links. I have no control what Dropbox does from there. Sometimes you get some fool page about "files not being able to be previewed." An idiot thing to say seeing's you just pressed a link to DOWNLOAD the silly thing!

I (being the author) even get a different page and messages than you get and I have to take the huge effort to log out of their system every time I make an upload so I can test if the new link will even work for non-authors. Sometimes it does and sometimes it doesn't.

So, that's what I've got so far. The Nevada files should work for download; but, I can't attest to it. Sorry, I just don't have the heart (or time) to go through all that crap for every section of maps. I've just got to find another solution that doesn't involve dropbox!


Monte Nickles said...

Perhaps using Google's Drive? Or Microsofts OneDrive?

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