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Thread: PHP download help

  1. #1
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    PHP download help

    I have a php problem. Im no good at it.. I
    have bought a force download app from FlashDen. I cant get in hold of the authour, so i hope someone else can help me out here.
    It´s regarding the path of the files to be downloaded from, in the php file. As it is now, I have to put all my download files out in the root or in the same folder as i put the download.php file in.
    I have a folder named “images_down” and i want the path to go there.
    here is the php code as original:

    PHP Code:
    header("Content-type: application/octet-stream");
    header("Content-Disposition: attachment; filename=\"$file\"\n");
    $fp fopen("$file""r");

    So how to put in ánd where my “images_down” folder??
    Hope someone can help..
    Best regardn and new year to your all //Hrbi

  2. #2
    PHP Code:
    $fp fopen("/images_down/$file""r"); 
    sucks that you bought a script like that tho... tons of free examples online.
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  3. #3
    You need to find out the path to your website.
    It's usually something like:

    And yeah, I can't believe you payed for that
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  4. #4
    Registered User
    Hi guys..

    Yeah you are probraly right. But im a noob at theese things, didnt know there were free scripts. That sounds great. . But thanks for info.

    The code didnt work :-( My code look like this now

    $file = $_GET["f"];
    header("Content-type: application/octet-stream");
    header("Content-Disposition: attachment; filename=\"$file\"\n");
    $fp = fopen("/images_down/$file", "r");

    My folder "images_down" is located at my root at my server. So if i were to write the hole address it would be"http://www.bilverdy.dk/images_down/

    I hope you can see it

    regards Hrbi

  5. #5
    $_SERVER['DOCUMENT_ROOT'] would give you your home directory. Try This.
    $file = $_GET["f"];
    header("Content-type: application/octet-stream");
    header("Content-Disposition: attachment; filename=\"$file\"\n");
    $fp = fopen($_SERVER['DOCUMENT_ROOT']."/images_down/$file", "r");

    Web Site Design and Stuff....One day I will get it.

  6. #6
    Registered User
    Hi guys..

    Thank you for all your help..

    You were right about it was in the $fp = fopen..

    It just worked when i typed in the whole address : http://www.bilverdy.dk/images_down/

    It could probraly be done much simpler but still... I dont get why it did not work with just: "/images_down?

    Thanks again :-)


  7. #7
    That script is very unsecure. It should check the MIME Type of a file.
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