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DropBox Public folder files not accessible on PC or iDevices

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Files in my DropBox Public folder are not accessible [visible] from my PCs and iDevices. All files accessible/editable from MacMini [OSX 10.8.4]. Public folder is visible.

All other DropBox folders/files accessible OK.

 How do I enable access?

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Please note: New Dropbox accounts created after October 4, 2012 no longer have a Public folder. Don't worry! Every account created prior to this date will still have a Public folder.
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by:Scott Fell, EE MVE
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Read the rest of the instructions...   https://www.dropbox.com/help/16/en  You can still get a public folder.
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by:MARSPATH
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Problem is not public folder - all devices have one. Problem is (as above) files not accessible except on MacMini. Can see public folder on all - just cannot see files!
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Scott Fell,  EE MVE earned 500 total points
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Double check the permissions.  Perhaps go to dropbox online and check the permissions for those folders and files.
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by:MARSPATH
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Has to do with permissions *and* understanding the Mac Dropbox icons local vs. cloud.
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by:Scott Fell, EE MVE
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I have been extensively testing out dropbox, google drive and windows skydrive.  I struggled because dropbox is twice as expensive.  In the end, I ended up paying for dropbox because it really did work the best.  Google drive constantly had syncing errors and I couldn't trust it between multiple devices.  It was also slower to sync.  A note on speed, they were about the same until I found the setting on dropbox where you can adjust the download/upload speed.

Any of these have some hidden items as you found out but I believe dropbox is the winner and I just paid for it..
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