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SugarSync Public Link: Direct Download

SugarSync public links are great, but unfortunately they've added an intermediate download page instead of the direct download that used to be there (see more on this at

May be it was done with good intentions, but it broke all the image links we had in our Web site. Anyway, it seems there's a way around to get images working back in your Web pages without much hassle.

The solution is just add the following to the end of each image link (I know it's bit work too, but way better than having copy images to a local folder and linking them again manually).


Update 3/27/2012:

I tried the same trick to put an image to a blog post using a SugarSync public link, but it wasn’t successful. As it seems Blogger’s image retrieving service couldn’t handle the directDownload=true.


  1. Hi Saliya,

    I've just migrated my blog ( from Blogger to Tumblr. In Blogger I could direct link my sugarsync mp3s and enable them in an on-page exfm music player by adding the full filename after the SS public link url.

    Tumblr (where you specify an external direct url to an mp3) sadly can't deal with it :( - I tried your suffix too but still no luck.

    Tumblr only alows one audio 'upload' per day (but unlimited direct external links) so being able to convince it to recognise my SS library mp3s as direct links would make thing so easier :)

    Any advice greatly appreciated.


  2. Hi Grim,

    I am not sure off the top of my head a solution that could work with Tumbler, but I will post if I find any.


  3. Thanks for this! I wish this info was easy to find on the Sugarsync website.