Okay so I have a program that is supposed to download a TXT file which ONLY contains a URL from my Dropbox, save it on my desktop, and then open the webbrowser like
Dim path As String = "C:\Users\" & SystemInformation.UserName & "\Desktop"
My.Computer.Network.DownloadFile("https://www.dropbox.com/s/uy9jpt1em3o6khp/download_location.txt?dl=1", path + "\" + "Download_Location" + ".txt")
Dim fileReader As String
fileReader = My.Computer.FileSystem.ReadAllText(path + "\Download_Location.txt")
You can not start the process because no file name is specified.
When downloading files via a URL you are required to use a direct URL, due to that you download exactly the URL you specify. The reason you can download it from your web browser is because it first loads the page from the first link, then the page tells the browser to redirect to the actual file.
Direct links through DropBox are accessed via the
dl.dropboxusercontent.com website, which is what you'll need to get the direct link to your file. The reason DropBox uses this system is probably because
dropbox.com/s/... is yet a bit shorter than
Having this said, switching your download URL from what you have now to:
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/content_link/Uxdm1CQxQ50LBm5QejnkGLOIXJf8QL2Iui95XjhMUL2Wz4gjzBwiHttuA07RkbOl/file?dl=1 should work.