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3rd Apr 2021, 11:40 AM
Hello all! I'm sorry for all of the posts recently, but my hard drive died and I lost all my Sims 3 stuff and am trying to replace things. There are three poses that I want to download from Box.com and they just hang. I did submit a support ticket. Haven't heard back from them. I asked about it in their forum, too, but they just told me to submit a support ticket. That's led nowhere so here I am. Is anyone here able to download these files and if you can, would you mind downloading them sharing them with me? Thanks a bunch. :)


3rd Apr 2021, 11:46 AM
I just discovered this today! Just add change the url from www.box.com/s/xyz to www.app.box.com/s/xyz

4th Apr 2021, 9:33 AM
I just discovered this today! Just add change the url from www.box.com/s/xyz to www.app.box.com/s/xyz

Ah, man! When I changed the URL as you suggested, it says that the files have been removed. Ugh. Thanks for the tip, though. Very helpful!

6th Apr 2021, 11:31 AM
Try this trick: https://simscave.tumblr.com/post/127875057924/how-to-download-dead-box-links

Copy/pasting the post here too in case it gets deleted:


How to download “Dead” Box links

It’s been discovered that dead/inactive box links can be downloaded on mobile android devices like tablets or phones.
For whatever reason the “mobile” version isn’t blocking the downloads.
However, this isn’t exactly convenient if you don’t have a mobile device or a lot of available storage on your device (plus having to transfer files, etc.)

So, I studied the difference between the desktop box link and the mobile version. It looks like this:
Desktop -
https://app.box.com/s/812b31c6a4a50760dc74 Mobile -
So, it seems if you can copy the group of numbers in bold in the desktop version and insert it into the base mobile link,
it will take you to the mobile version of the website on your desktop browser, where you will be able to successfully download the file.

Therefore, copy the group of numbers from the desktop link and paste at the end of the following of the mobile link:
Ok, I hope that works for everyone. I’ve tried it only a few times so far, but wanted to report it for further experimentation. Post your experiences.

Source: Medievalsims

EDIT 6.6.2016: A new, simpler workaround for Box links has just been introduced in the form of a clever browser extension.
You can read more details about the extension itself and how to set it up in this post (http://digitalangels.tumblr.com/post/145517524137/automated-box-link-workaround).