How do I 'share' a folder to the public in dropbox?

This isn't my question and I fully agree that my answer isn't the best one, but it is very clear to me that @Sathya is incorrect in his judgment that the question is duplicated.

How does one appeal or contest this? @Sathya's answer is the highest voted accepted one on his duplicate suggestion, and that makes me think he got a little close-happy without reading fully into the question that was asked.

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    I respect and agree with @Sathya's decision, he closed it because the questions are duplicates "in spirit". Sathya has demonstrated that he knows Dropbox very well, and if anyone, he can tell whether or not it is a duplicate.
    – studiohack
    Commented Mar 13, 2011 at 4:00
  • (inb4 anyone jumps, I was not the one who put in the downvote. It's a perfectly reasonable question )
    – Sathyajith Bhat Mod
    Commented Mar 13, 2011 at 4:40
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    I can fully attest to @Sathya's intentions, and he's not a close happy individual. He has the site best interest in full view at all times. To be honest This is my fault as I didn't do the proper research to see if the answer was already answered. Commented Mar 13, 2011 at 6:07

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I can share a single file to the public via a link on dropbox, but what if I have an entire folder that I want to be able to grant access to the public? Is there a way to do this? Is there a way to get this link from Dropbox when I'm on Windows (or via the Web) without creating a public shared folder?

This looks like a single question right? Well (mouseover on the below block)

the above lines are a combined question of the question marked as closed and the duplicate question.

Since you've posted here - that's one way of appealing. The other way is to flag the question and mention why it should be opened. Alternatively - 5+ 3k users can vote to reopen the question.

My accepted answer on the other one is what prompted me to close it - because the question by indicates that he wants to do the exact same thing. Feel free to edit the question to make it look distinct and me/other mods/community can rethink about reopening.

  • So kudos on your dramatic presentation, but when I first read it I thought it conflicted. The first two sentences clearly ask how to create a public folder. The second sentence clearly asks how to do something without having to create a public folder. Commented Aug 14, 2015 at 15:23
  • Wow, just realized this is 4 years old. That's what I get for browsing the sidebar :) Commented Aug 14, 2015 at 15:24
  • @ScottBeeson :)
    – Sathyajith Bhat Mod
    Commented Aug 14, 2015 at 16:56

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