How to use --dropbox-shared-folders

What is the problem you are having with rclone?
Can't seem to figure out how to actually use the --dropbox-shared-folders flag to sync a shared folder link to local disk

Which cloud storage system are you using? (eg Google Drive)

The command you were trying to run (eg rclone copy /tmp remote:tmp)

rclone ls dropboxtest:

The rclone config contents with secrets removed.

type = dropbox
shared_folders = true
token = {"access_token":"","token_type":"bearer","refresh_token":"","expiry":"2021-11-09T04:16:14.0102984+01:00"}

hello and welcome to the forum,

if you want to access those files from that weblink then

  1. click on Save to Dropbox to add it to your dropbox account
  2. remove shared_folders = true from your config file
  3. access the files
rclone ls dropboxtest:test 
        0 test1.txt
        0 test2.txt
        0 test3.txt

Yes that is exactly NOT what i asked... There's a shared_folders thing, which should let you download from them directly, so that i can run it in cron daily to keep a local folder up to date with whatever is on the dropbox.

Yes these are posts i already read who talk about the option of doing this, ending with it being added with a patch in a certain version. Still no docs on how to actually use it.

What the shared folders flag does is list the mounted and unmounted shared folders shared with you

So you'd use it like this

rclone ls dropboxtest:

And should see a list of folders shared with you

It calls this API to do that

Your link appears to be a public folder - is that right? I don't know how you get that into your shared folders though

Here is some stuff in the dropbox developers forum which indicates you can't just mount them into your shared folders

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