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I'm not sure whether I would use PHP for this or not, but what I am trying to do is automatically download a file when a window opens.


I have a page with a link on it. When the link is clicked, a window pops up with a link to a file in it. I would like to be able to have that file start downloading as soon as the window opens. I'm not sure if this would be PHP or Javascript- any help would be nice, I can't seem to find this anywhere.

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I don't think that's what I'm looking for- I looked that up and tried it and it's more of a redirect. I'm talking about something more like the download sites where they bring you to a page and then you get the little "Website is trying to download file to your computer" thing. How to to try to download that file to your computer?

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I think you can us this code




make sure this code should be at the top of page and no echo or print before this


sorry you replied while i was typing.


I think you can do it by making a download page that print the downloading message and open the download fie in new window.

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