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Posted on 2012-03-20
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I am developing a web based app using visual studio 8 and aspx. One page has buttons that need to deliver MS Word docs and Excel spreadsheets to the user.

note: for now I am working offline and store the docs on my c drive in folder named temp
so path is "c:\temp\test.doc"

when I use   Response.Redirect("C:/temp/test.doc")

it does not do anything - it says IE cannot find the webpage


I don't care how the delivery of word or excel takes place - even if user is just propmted to save it on their pc
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Question by:LBecerra
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by:Kyle Abrahams
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Try

Response.Redirect(Server.MapPath(@"C:\temp\test.doc"))
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Store the documents in a folder within your web application.

For example, if your application is in C:\Temp\WebApp1, create a folder called Docs (C:\Temp\WebApp1\Docs) to store your documents; then:

Response.Redirect("~/Docs/test.doc")
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by:LBecerra
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Thank you both. The solution with folder in web will answer my next step of how to redirect when I get on a web server and worked. The other solution had difficulties with our network.
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