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Programmatically find Dropbox folder path using VBA (Parse JSON)

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    Programmatically find Dropbox folder path using VBA (Parse JSON)

    I'm somewhat curious about the possibility of creating a function that would return a users Dropbox path.

    Apparently users can change the default path so that can't be relied upon. According to https://www.dropbox.com/help/desktop...dropbox-folder the path is stored in a JSON in one of two locations.

    How would I parse the file (preferably without requiring any additional libraries if can be avoided) to return the necessary value?
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    Re: Programmatically find Dropbox folder path using VBA (Parse JSON)

    There's nothing special about JSON, it's just text:
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    Re: Programmatically find Dropbox folder path using VBA (Parse JSON)

    Good to hear from you again Kyle. I tested your code and it works for me. Reps +1

    I actually don't have any need for the function (which explains why I couldn't be bothered to make an attempt myself! ) but there would be people out there who would find this function useful (which is why I made the thread)

    To anybody else using this function, I would suggest considering the following changes:
    1. MsgBox or error handler if the JSON files are missing (i.e. user doesn't have DropBox installed)
    2. Optional boolean argument to return the Business path instead of the Personal path by default (if end user has both Work and Personal Dropbox accounts on the same computer)

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    Re: Programmatically find Dropbox folder path using VBA (Parse JSON)

    Brilliant, thanks for that - great use of my time

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    Re: Programmatically find Dropbox folder path using VBA (Parse JSON)

    Not at all Kyle. Only too happy to rep you for solving.

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