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open the .exe file returned in HttpWebResponse

I got a httpresponse object with
the header containt below data

base {System.Collections.Specialized.NameValueCollection} = {Content-Disposition: attachment; filename=1234.EXE
Cneonction: close
Content-Length: 57356
Cache-Control: private
Content-Type: application/x-msdownload
Date: Mon, 21 Jul 2008 14:07:37 GMT
Set-Cookie: ASPSESSIONIDQCRASRSS=DPMDDKCCBIIDJAKIEIHLAN...

I don't want to run the executable but want to open the .exe as data file.

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Open an EXE file as a data file?   What on earth are you doing? :)
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When you are sending back the file , change the content Type and file name.

Response.ContentType = ""text/*"
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sorry for the confusion.
When I am trying to do is
1) Handle the downloading of a file on a website using asp.net and webrequest.
2) Navigate to the url to download a file. The site then pops up a ms-download dialog box.
3) Now the step 2 should be done using asp.net which by most part is done. Except for how to handle the webresponse i.e. the ms-download box.
4) I see the response header with the file name, which is a 1234.exe. But don't know how to proceed from here, to get the file from the response.
Are you trying to code the server side, or the client side?
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Thanks for replying

I am coding the client side.