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HTML code for automatic file download

Posted on 2013-11-06
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have a small piece of code with a hyperlink --- On click  --- downloads the file

<html>
<title>Company Name </title>
<body>
<a href="filepath\filename.ext”>Click here</a>
<body>
</html>

Objective to eliminate a click to download the file.
I wish the download automatically starts
Can anyone help please

Using javascript it is achievable using --- drawback is that it prompts a warning in IE saying Active X

Is there a way to open the link using html script itself.
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Question by:MOQINFRA
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by:QuinnDex
ID: 39629497
Not a good idea. normaly sites that try and automate downloads are downloading viruses or malware, at the very least something they dont want the user to have the choice of refusing.

you will loose more visitors doing this than you will please
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by:MOQINFRA
ID: 39629508
It is an intranet site
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by:QuinnDex
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does your intranet have access to the web?
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by:QuinnDex
ID: 39629517
if it was my intranet and i found a way of allowing it, i would then want to stop it so files couldnt be downloaded to my network from other sites without at least user interaction.

couldnt you load the files from the server rather than through a web page
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by:Dave Baldwin
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Security restrictions in browsers prevent automatic downloads so people can't 'automatically' download viruses and malware on to your computer.  And just because it is an 'intranet' site does not mean that some of your users won't have bad files.
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by:MOQINFRA
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still if i need this , is there any modification we can make to the code for this functionality
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dimmergeek earned 500 total points
ID: 39633962
I have used this script on our Intranet to automatically download shortcuts to a person's desktop as well as their own partition on a network drive.  I give the user a confirmation box that confirms they want the file. We only use IE here, so this is an ActiveX solution.

// Make shortcuts on user's desktop
function makeLinks()
{
    var WshShell;
    var oShellLink;
    
    // AMRC Home Page
    WshShell = new ActiveXObject("WScript.Shell");
    strDesktop = WshShell.SpecialFolders("Desktop");
    oShellLink = WshShell.CreateShortcut(strDesktop + "\\AMRC Homepage.lnk");
    oShellLink.TargetPath = "file://G:\\AMRC\\AMRC_HOMEPAGE\\AMRC_HOMEPAGE.htm";
    oShellLink.WindowStyle = 1;
    oShellLink.Description = "AMRC Homepage";
    oShellLink.WorkingDirectory = strDesktop;
    oShellLink.IconLocation = "G://BR//AMRC.bmp";
    oShellLink.Save();
}

// Make shortcuts on user's F: drive
function makeFLinks()
{
    // Save shortcuts to F: drive
    var oShell = new ActiveXObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject");
    
    if (! oShell.FolderExists("F:\Shortcuts"))
    {
        oShell.CreateFolder("F:\Shortcuts");
    }
        
    // AMRC Home Page
    WshShell = new ActiveXObject("WScript.Shell");    
    oShellLink = WshShell.CreateShortcut("F:\\Shortcuts\\AMRC Homepage.lnk");
    oShellLink.TargetPath = "file://G:\\AMRC\\AMRC_HOMEPAGE\\AMRC_HOMEPAGE.htm";
    oShellLink.WindowStyle = 1;
    oShellLink.Description = "AMRC Homepage";
    oShellLink.WorkingDirectory = "F:\\Shortcuts\\";
    oShellLink.IconLocation = "G://BR//AMRC.bmp";
    oShellLink.Save();
}

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by:MOQINFRA
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Thanks
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Was the code helpful?
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I gave it to developer to check , he hasn't responded now.
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Thanks!
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