Just recently received this message from DropBox... "We’re always looking to improve the Dropbox sharing experience. 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" So they do away with the main reason I use DropBox, easily sharing photos and files using my Public Folder and call it an "Improvement".