Cleaner URLs for Dropbox Public Files
dl.dropboxusercontent.com URLs generated by the Dropbox public folder are quite long and not particularly friendly. Inspired by Matt Henderson’s subdomain redirect approach, some
.htaccess magic can allow a path on another site to redirect all requests within it to the Dropbox public folder - just insert your Dropbox user ID in place of
123123 (you can find it after the /u/ in the public links Dropbox generates for you)
RewriteEngine On RewriteBase / RewriteRule ^db/(.*) https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/123123/$1 [R=301,L]
The above rewrite rule means that requests for any file under
http://example.com/db/ will redirect, complete with filename to
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/123123/ - making it easy to provide a clean link to anything in your public folder.