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Hi there, I have some .exe files located on the server in a folder named "download bin" I want to send out e-mail which apart from anything else will contain a link to the .exe file in the above folder, with the result that without needing to open or access that actual website... clicking the link will start the download of the file. I have tried writing in what I thought would be the path but although getting to a download page I cannot do as described above. Is it possible? TIA Art --- Outgoing mail is certified Virus Free. ...

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    Default Help needed with download files.

    Hi there,

    I have some .exe files located on the server in a folder named "download bin"

    I want to send out e-mail which apart from anything else will contain a link to the .exe file in the above folder, with the result that without needing to open or access that actual website... clicking the link will start the download of the file.

    I have tried writing in what I thought would be the path but although getting to a download page I cannot do as described above.
    Is it possible?

    TIA


    Art


    ---
    Outgoing mail is certified Virus Free.
    Checked by AVG anti-virus system ([url]http://www.grisoft.com[/url]).
    Version: 6.0.504 / Virus Database: 302 - Release Date: 24/07/2003
    Art White...MM Dummy Guest

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    Default Re: Help needed with download files.

    On Mon, 28 Jul 2003 20:05:32 +0100, "Art White...MM Dummy"
    <artNOSPAMwebsites-need-help.fsnet.co.uk> wrote:
    >I have some .exe files located on the server in a folder named =
    >"download bin"
    Don't put spaces in file or folder names.


    Gary
    Gary White Guest

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    Default Re: Help needed with download files.

    OK Gary..
    I have renamed the folder and the files...but I still cannot create the
    link.

    example [url]www.someting.com/download-bin/???.exe[/url]
    site URL - folder name - file name

    the page link points to the folder. Am I missing something obvious?
    The problem lays with the client not wanting the punters to go to a web page
    to click the download link....
    he wants the file to load from a link in the e-mail.

    Art


    ---
    Outgoing mail is certified Virus Free.
    Checked by AVG anti-virus system ([url]http://www.grisoft.com[/url]).
    Version: 6.0.504 / Virus Database: 302 - Release Date: 24/07/2003


    Art White...MM Dummy Guest

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    Default Re: Help needed with download files.

    Art:

    What happens when you zip the file? Are you confident you will only have
    Windows users clicking this link?

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    "Art White...MM Dummy" <artNOSPAMwebsites-need-help.fsnet.co.uk> wrote in
    message news:bg42b2$de0$1forums.macromedia.com...
    > OK Gary..
    > I have renamed the folder and the files...but I still cannot create the
    > link.
    >
    > example [url]www.someting.com/download-bin/???.exe[/url]
    > site URL - folder name - file name
    >
    > the page link points to the folder. Am I missing something obvious?
    > The problem lays with the client not wanting the punters to go to a web
    page
    > to click the download link....
    > he wants the file to load from a link in the e-mail.
    >
    > Art
    >
    >
    > ---
    > Outgoing mail is certified Virus Free.
    > Checked by AVG anti-virus system ([url]http://www.grisoft.com[/url]).
    > Version: 6.0.504 / Virus Database: 302 - Release Date: 24/07/2003
    >
    >

    Murray *TMM* Guest

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    Default Re: Help needed with download files.

    Thanks for suggestions guys

    I got it sorted now with some help...
    Basically I had finger probs..... typed _ instead of - errrrrmmmmm a case of missing the obvious again and again.
    Something about woods and trees comes to mind ( whats left)

    Thanks again


    Art



    "Art White...MM Dummy" <artNOSPAMwebsites-need-help.fsnet.co.uk> wrote in message news:bg3s71$3fk$1forums.macromedia.com...
    Hi there,

    I have some .exe files located on the server in a folder named "download bin"

    I want to send out e-mail which apart from anything else will contain a link to the .exe file in the above folder, with the result that without needing to open or access that actual website... clicking the link will start the download of the file.

    I have tried writing in what I thought would be the path but although getting to a download page I cannot do as described above.
    Is it possible?

    TIA


    Art


    ---
    Outgoing mail is certified Virus Free.
    Checked by AVG anti-virus system ([url]http://www.grisoft.com[/url]).
    Version: 6.0.504 / Virus Database: 302 - Release Date: 24/07/2003
    Art White...MM Dummy Guest

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