Download and Search for Files

Learn how to download and search for files using the endpoints for the files namespace.

In this lesson, we’ll see two important endpoints that’ll help us download and search files from Dropbox. These endpoint operations are the following:

  • download
  • search_v2

Download a file

In this section, we’ll see how to download a file using the /files/download endpoint for the files namespace. We need to enable the permission to make a call to this endpoint.

Request parameters

This endpoint takes only one required parameter, the path of the file we want to download. We can specify a path in multiple ways: with a descriptive name of the folder or file, using the id of the file as the path, or using the latest rev of the file. Any of these methods can work.

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