Try using an absolute path to the file like so: "c:\blah\de\blah\" or Your download script is at scripts/ and the file you want to download is. Force to open "Save As " popup open at text link click for pdf in HTML. Here's a PHP code example: $path = "path/to/"; $filename. This is a short guide on how to force a PDF file to download using PHP. $ downloadName); //Read the PDF file data and exit the script. readfile($pdfFile); exit;.

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How to force download pdf files in PHP And using the above script, following demo link will download the same file instead of opening it in. Use PHP and the content-disposition HTTP header to force files to to download instead of to display inline, create a script like this. In this tutorial you will learn how to force download a file using PHP. scripting language like PHP to download images, zip files, pdf documents, exe files, etc.

By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy , Privacy Policy , and our Terms of Service. Possible Duplicate: How to force a pdf download automatically? I've checked other forums, but I do not understand what they say. I've checked this link which people do seem to get the solution:. I want to do a button which is done for downloading a PDF, the file is too big to see it online. So I want that button to force the browser to download the file.

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How do I implement this script. I am a newbie to php and need to provide some download buttons on a website for artwork without zipping them. I have a php file that has a text link to the file i want users to download already, but I am unsure how to relate this link tot he code above. Any help would be great. Hi David, I would like to know why you written so many types of headers in your code?

Your code could had been simply shortened to —. The headers apart from content-type and content-disposition as in this case are just like those Handle With Care messages for browsers over a carrier.

But if I am wrong please rectify me and also let me know the various uses of the different headers you have used. David says: Anonymice you are wrong, headers says to browser many usable things not to cache,length of file to calculate time elapse, and may other , many browsers can connect mime type of downloaded file with default action for that type for ex: I guess that it waits for onComplete or something like that.

The tally system I use is for a site that has very few downloads. If you have a site where you have many downloads at a time, the tally will not work properly, as it reads the file then writes to it, so for just split second, it assumes that the file has not changed. Write in what you want. A little tip: But I would be very happy if someone could point me in the right direction.

Take a look at this simple string encryption: Will the script be secure if I hard code the directory which only contains the files that I want to be downloaded?

Will this script prevent users on my site from downloading more than 1 file at a time? If not, does anybody knows where can I find such a script?

Example code:. Awesome script — using it to track the number of download from a site of mine. Thank-you for putting it together and sharing! I am using the following download script: It already has code written for security checks and to prevent hotlinking.

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It is a very useful script! Any thoughts? Hi there..! I get a problem in downloading files..

I forced to download the file in pdf. What happens is that, when i click download link it downloads the file in pdf , but when I try to open the file it shows an error message in Adobe Reader like the file has been damaged and cannot be opened.. I mean how can I track that my downlaod success or not? All is well.

How to know whether the file has downloaded or not? I have a web server running apache and i want to download the php file. Off course because of web servers security. However, I am trying to download the php file and I want the exact content which is a php code. Is there a way I can do it? Thanks David. I am using this script for allowing force download of MP3 files rather than being automatically played in the browser.

Previously I had to zip the file to make sure that people are able to download it.

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Thanks for the script once again. Can you please help me out. I use the same script to download a file.. Have also a look at: Hi David, Is that possible to directly download the file from the different origin? Using HTML5 download attribute. Learn how to design and implement a resilient, highly available, fault-tolerant infrastructure on AWS. By David Walsh September 21, By David Walsh January 2, Discussion Ben.

Lucas Rodenbush. I really have no clue..

Forcing File Downloads in PHP

Could you suggest any solutions? Thanks in advance. Hi david, I found the solution by myself.

Hi, thanks for the nice script. I had a default setting in there. Thank you. Have you tried it?


Well handy, thanks for that. Personally mine is being given a key to a db table that contains the filename needed. Users who are directed to the script will be prompted to download the appropriate file regardless of their browser and plug-in settings. This opens up a major security hole if you are passing the actual filename using GET or POST form data or anything else that the user can spoof. A curious user could easily gain access to sensitive database connection information or other system data by entering something like?

You should always use some kind of identifier to prevent unauthorized access to sensitive information. Browser Issues Safari and Filenames Surprisingly, all of the force-download scripts I researched online failed to work properly in Safari. The download occurred, but the resulting file was named after the script i.

If I renamed the downloaded file to its correct name, it would open just fine. This, however, was a terrible inconvenience. A bit of testing revealed the culprit. Caching Problems Many of the scripts I found included header calls to tell the browser not to use a cached version of the file. Caching wasn't an issue with any of the browsers I tested, but if it becomes problematic, add the following lines to the script above the call to readfile.

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