We’re always looking to improve the Dropbox sharing experience. The Public folder was the first sharing method we introduced, and since then, we’ve built even better ways for you to share securely and work together with your team.
As a result, we’ll soon be ending support for the Public folder. Dropbox Basic users will be able to use the Public folder until March 15, 2017. After that date the files in your Public folder will become private, and links to these files will be deactivated. Your files will remain safe in Dropbox.
If you’d like to keep sharing files in your Public folder, you can create new shared links. Just make sure to send the new URLs to your collaborators.
In addition to shared links, we have a number of sharing options designed to make collaboration easier and give you more control.
This does not improve my sharing experience, nor yours. Unfortunately I am very very busy with the job and I don't have time to create all new links. This has been a frustrating part of this blog through the years. This will be the forth time that all the links on the blog have gone dead. There's just too much going on these days for me to commit to update them all. Certainly something I would like to get done but at the moment there is no light at the end of the tunnel.