Box: download public folder


I am new to rclone.

I do not know how to sync/download a public folder from

I managed to config rclone on a headless machine, but only have access to my own box files.


rclone v1.55.1

  • os/type: linux
  • os/arch: amd64
  • go/version: go1.16.3
  • go/linking: static
  • go/tags: none

The command you were trying to run

rclone ls box: # shows my box files

hello and welcome to the forum,

shared files can be downloaded using

you might try to create a http remote

Thanks for this prompt response.

Unfortunately, I am still stuck, and don't manage to download the public Box folder

1. copyurl

I tried rclone copyurl https_app_box_com/s/<folder_id> ./but it complains that./` is a folder.

If I use https_app_box_com/s/<folder_id>/file/<file_id>, it download the web page, as opposed to the file.

2. http remote

I tried with rclone config using the public address https_app_box_com/s/<folder_id>.
However rclone ls remote: does not list anything.

Thanks again for your help,
(ps: Note that, as a new user, I can't add urls to my posts, hence the http_apps_com)

it is a common problem, as it seems that he shared folder is not a typical website, like
there might be a workaround, tho as i do not use box, i would not know.

have you searched the forum, for example

Thanks for the link.

Yes, I have tried to set up root_folder_id with the <folder_id> from the url https://app. box. com/s/<folder_id> but a rclone ls remote: results in 404 error

The data is public, and I am trying to make an automated script do get anyone to easily download it, so asking the original account owner to add each user as a collaborator/editor/etc is not really an option.

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