Dropbox to Drop Kick Public Folders July 31, 2012
"After July 31, 2012, we will no longer create Public folders in any new Dropbox accounts If your app depends on Public folders, we recommend switching to the /shares API call," Dropbox announced in a blog post.
Why the change? Dropbox says it launched a feature in April that gives users the ability to share any file or folder with a simple link, which essentially is a more generalized version of Public folders. Be that as it may, existing account holders can continue using their Public folders beyond the July 31 cutoff date.