#### Copy file from Server to local machine

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How can I copy a PDF document from the web server to my local machine (eg. to C:\ Temp  folder)

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7/24/2008 2:02:26 AM
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This should be simple as downloading any file. Just right click on the link for pdf and click on Save Target As.Deepak
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deepakkapoor
7/24/2008 3:59:35 AM
I think you misunderstood me. I'm asking how can you do it programmatically.Eg. on a Button click to copy a document from the server's Path to my machines path. and how paths look like a url or physical?Sample code will be helpful Thanks     badis
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7/24/2008 5:19:27 AM
Here is some code which will copy test.txt file from the root of my web application to temp folder  string sourceFile = Server.MapPath("test.txt");
string destinationFolder = @"c:\temp\test.txt";

File.Copy(sourceFile, destinationFolder); Deepak
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deepakkapoor
7/24/2008 5:39:57 AM
Hi,
try the following code on button click, it worked for meProtected Sub btncsv_Click1(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles btncsv.Click
Response.TransmitFile(Server.MapPath("~/csv/rpvsiteOrder.txt"))
Response.End()
End Sub
hope it heped
don

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dodampegama
7/24/2008 5:51:44 AM
 Deepak you are copying a file from one server location to other.In the question he clearly asked about copying to the clientKamran ShahidSr. Software Engineer(MCP,MCAD.net,MCSD.net,MCTS,MCPD.net[web])Netprosys Inc.www.netprosys.comRemember to click "Mark as Answer" on the post that helps U
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kamii47
7/24/2008 6:09:25 AM
Yep, this is what I meant, I would like to copy the file from the server to the client machine and this code:string sourceFile = Server.MapPath("text.txt");
string destinationFolder = @"c:\temp\text.txt";
File.Copy(sourceFile, destinationFolder);
Will not do it, instead it will copy it from the server's application path to the "C:\temp" in the server.
So, any one knows what should be the urls or the paths.

Thanks   badis
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7/24/2008 6:50:49 AM
 sorry dude! maybe today isn't the right day for me.Deepak
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deepakkapoor
7/24/2008 9:30:45 AM
You can't do this, any files transferred from a website HAVE to be done via the "Save As..." prompt.It's possible to do this with a thicker client, either a java applet or an ActiveX control, but they both represent security risks and should be treated with caution.
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Mr
7/24/2008 9:56:52 AM

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