iOS text file download from Dropbox

Marty Knapp martyknappster at
Sat Dec 7 13:18:51 EST 2019

A follow-up. Apparently the standalone builder was not picking up that it needed the Dropbox library (maybe because I use a script only behavior stack). So I manually included the Dropbox library. Still no joy. Then I though that maybe the Dropbox Library had some dependencies, though I could find nothing in that regard. So I included a number of other libraries that I thought might be needed and now I'm in business. Seems like overkill just to read a text file in Dropbox but it works!


> On Dec 6, 2019, at 2:32 PM, Marty Knapp <martyknappster at> wrote:
> I'm working on my first iOS app. It needs to access a 6mb text file in Dropbox. Using "dropboxDownLoad" it works fine on my Mac. On the iPhone I'm using specialFolderPath("Documents") as the location to save but I get an error every time - 573,336,1. When I poll it to see if the file exists it comes back as true, though if it's there it's empty. Any clues for me?
> I have the Dropbox app installed on my iPhone but can't figure out if there's a way to access files from an LC app that way or not.
> Marty

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