View Full Version : download the file instead of opening it

08-01-2010, 03:22 AM
hey guys need help here

i want to make the user download the file txt pdf whatever instead of open the content

thankss a lot!

08-01-2010, 12:18 PM
I don't know any code to set the link to either open or download.... But what you could do if that helps, is placing all files into a .rar or .zip file. Then, the browser will ask by default what they wanna do, open or download. Does that help or work for you? I can look if I can get another solution if you like.

08-01-2010, 03:30 PM
I`m sorry but i need to downloa the file itself like .txt .*** .mp4 .mkv

i'd be glad if you could help me please!

08-01-2010, 03:41 PM
If your server is apache, then add the following into your htaccess file

AddType application/octet-stream .pdf .txt .mp4

Major Payne
08-01-2010, 04:10 PM
Download Link:

You have to zip the file to trigger the browser's response to Save File. Otherwise, it will call a program to play the media file.

How to Zip or Unzip a file:

Making an image a link:

<p><a href="URL path to zipped file" title="Mouseover Description"><img style="width: XXpx; height: YYpx; border: 0;" src="Path to image" alt="Text Description"></a></p>

Text Link only:

<p><a href="URL path to zipped file" title="Mouseover Description">Link Text Description</a></p>

You can change the "p" tags to div tags and style as needed.

Forcing File Downloads in PHP: http://elouai.com/force-download.php
Using PHP Headers to Force Download: http://www.ryboe.com/tutorials/php-headers-force-download