File download

I am currently developing a WEB page. I would like to
know how to activate a file download.
mat0974Asked:
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MasseyMConnect With a Mentor Commented:
To automatically send a file, you could use this:

<SCRIPT>
window.location.href = "filetodl.zip"
</SCRIPT>

This will make the file start the download process...

That works in most browsers...

If this isn't what you wanted, please post more information
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mat0974Author Commented:
I am not sure of your answer.

my web page will  contain a list of files. The user will then have
the option of clicking on any of the listed data. When clicking
on the 'text', the user should get a dialog box (I believe) which
prompt the user to enter where on is PC the file will be downloaded. then the user will click on a button is start the
download.
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mat0974Author Commented:
I am not sure of your answer.

my web page will  contain a list of files. The user will then have
the option of clicking on any of the listed data. When clicking
on the 'text', the user should get a dialog box (I believe) which
prompt the user to enter where on is PC the file will be downloaded. then the user will click on a button is start the
download.
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webmaster7Commented:
make links like that
ftp:/YourPath/YourFile.zip

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pestilenceCommented:
You can allow users to download stuff from your web site by just adding this tags to your web page:
<a href="path/file.zip">This is a cool file.</a>
(<a href is used to call a hyperlink either to a web site or to a file)

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mat0974Author Commented:
answer from webmaster (ftp:/YourPath.YourFile.zip)

When I add the link ftp:/YourPath.YourFile.zip, I get the following error:

Internet Explorer cannot open the internet site ftp:// ...

answer from pestilence <a ref="path/file.zip:

I am aware that with the right mouse button I can click on the
link. but I then have to click on Save As, then I get the Save
Dialog Box.

BUT, I would like to only click once instead od twice
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webmaster7Commented:
I didnt understand why did u reject pestilence.
and you need to click the left button.
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mat0974Author Commented:
I am not downloading a .Z file. I am trying to download a
regular text file.
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