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Is there a way to automatically delete a pdf file from a temp directory after it is downloaded and viewed?

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We are worried about users downloading documents with sensitive information on them (from MAC, PC, etc) to the download directory on a public computer and then leaving them for others to view later.

Any ideas on how to tackle this with code? The portal is ASP.NET and C#. Or is there another solution to tackle this?
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Question by:dcrowley_01
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As you say public computer, it looks as if you have no control over the client side computer?
You might advice your users to always use "private browsing", which -hopefully and when always done - clears all session caches.
Or don't let them download sensitive documents at all - you might get along with web based remote desktop access or the like ...
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Use a portable browser from a USB device, private browsing mode. Check with a known PDF after browsing/viewing to be sure. But think of proxies and caches that may be present in with or near the public machines. I'd advise not to take any risk and just don't open any sensitive materials when on another network than your company's.
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