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I would like to get a link to a pdf file in my local Dropbox of my android. This is because I want to access the file by the syntax /local/system/something/file.pdf#page=116 in Internet Browser. I have the file as Available for Offline Use in Dropbox. I do not know if this stores the file as readable in my system.

This would help me a lot because then I do not need to browse books at the very beginning of the file. The Dropbox browser is so limited that I cannot add there #page=116 in Dropbox's pdf browser so I need a link to the file in the filesystem.

How can you get a local filesystem link of an offline-accessible PDF file in Dropbox?

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It's in

YourLocalStorage/Android/data/com.dropbox.android/files/uXXXXXX/scratch/Your/Folder/In/Dropbox/file.pdf

Note that YourLocalStorage depends on your mobile. For example, it is storage/emulated/0/ on some LG phones.

To access the file from your web browser you have to put file:/// before the given path.

  • I agree with Firelord. Your answer should be helping not only the OP but others too and also, could you explain how the complete URL would look like if the OP is going to enter it in the browser for accessing the PDF? – Lucky Oct 1 '15 at 13:12
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    @Lucky with file:/// before path. E.g. "file:///storage/Android/" and so on – Άνδρας Oct 1 '15 at 13:17
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    @Alex.S Thanks for the edit. Are you able to test this in your mobile? If possible you can add a screenshot that would be much helpful. – Lucky Oct 1 '15 at 13:25
  • @Masi you can use some file manager to get the full path of a file. E.g. ES File Explorer – Lucky Oct 1 '15 at 19:49

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