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  • It appears I can select each individual item in the download window Dropbox presents after clicking your link, but it’s one file opening at a time and then saving it individually.

  • Hi.

    No there is no longer any option to save in any way, just cancel. I think Dropbox is changing, it’s going 1 month trial then subscription only. I just tried to get everything downloaded from my Dropbox account and every time the resulting Zip is corrupted.. I found a free app to transfer everything across the cloud from Dropbox to iCloud+ as I think my version isn’t the new subscription version of Dropbox.

    I also tried on Patreon but it appears that Makoto 67 is the last one available, are you ending downloading Makoto+ from Patreon?

    A zip download will do the job in the meantime but I hope there’s a solution that avoids managing zip files.


    • Ah! I forgot to post on Patreon. Sorry. I’ll do that now.

      I chatted with a Dropbox tech yesterday. I reinstalled Dropbox on my PC. It took a very long time but didn’t seem to change anything. I have to reply to the ticket about that. However, on my Mac, creating a share link works the same.

      Could you try this link and let me know what it does:

      If you don’t mind, let’s move to email. Please email me at clay@thejapanshop.com

      • Hi, It does the same, it presents a window with all the new stuff listed in it, I can click each individual item to open that item, even within directories but no “save to my Dropbox “ option in fact no other button except “cancel” is available.

        However, once again I have got around it with the link in Patreon which tells me to download the latest version of the Dropbox app, the new 1 month trial then subscription version, but it will allow me to continue with the web front end BUT something has changed because that web front end does open the latest Makoto files window and gives a “save to my Dropbox “ option, BUT it only saves the folder to my root directory and doesn’t present a “browse” option to save wherever I want in my Dropbox subdirectory hierarchy. But it does at least save it to my Dropbox.

        By the way , in doing this I realized that last months issue 68 isn’t available in Patreon and I had duplicated issue 67 by mistake. I do prefer my Patreon front end, any chance you can make 68 available as you have with 69.

        Thanks for the help.

  • Hi,

    This isn’t working for me again. If I click on the Dropbox link from either the email or after logging in to makato+ on safari on my iPad it goes into my Dropbox and opens a window with the new files but there is no “add to my Dropbox “ or save option. Last month I got around this by using my Patreon login instead but this time it opens a “you’ve been given access to view this folder” “join or preview”.

    I believe I have an up to date Dropbox, safari, apple mail.
    Though it looks like Dropbox may be going to a monthly subscription only rather than the free version I’ve always used. This will probably be an issue for you guys as I’m sure many, like me, won’t be paying for Dropbox if it does.

    In the meantime it looks like I can only get the issue buy download of the zip file.

    Any ideas?


    • After your comment last time, I also noticed that Dropbox changed something. But I thought it was okay because there is still a download option. When you click on the link, do you see the three options?

      1) Join Folder
      2) Copy to Dropbox
      3) Download

      Option 2 should copy to your Dropbox folder if you have an account or 3 should allow you to directly download a zip file without being a Dropbox member. I specifically make the link “view only” but I think if someone clicks on 1) Join Folder, they request editing rights. Obviously, I don’t want that.

      I will contact Dropbox and see what’s going on. Worst case, I’ll switch to a different downloads manager. That would really be a big change, though. Maybe there’s a setting in Dropbox I’m doing wrong…

      I’ll update everyone once I find out something. In the meantime, please use the Download option to get a zip file.


  • Hi

    What’s changed with the Dropbox download? Instead of just downloading to my Dropbox it did something with a link that 17 other people are sharing. It usually just asked if I want to copy to my Dropbox…. Am I doing something wrong?

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