Hyperlink to Exe file
I have created a HTML page, which has a link to an exe file.
The code is very small and normal as below:
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" >
<a href="setup.exe" target="_self">Please click to download</a>
As you can see that there's a hyperlink to a setup.exe file located in the same folder as the html file. But, when i click on this link, i get an error "Page cannot be found" with the following details:
"HTTP Error 404 - File or directory not found.
Internet Information Services (IIS)"
I am using IIS 6.0 on windows server 2003, after googling I found out that there's some problem because of the MIME types and added the "EXE" Mime type with "application\octet-stream" to the folder containing the exe file (the root folder in my case), as mentioned here "http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;326965"
But, even after doing this, I am still not able to download the exe file using the hyperlink.
Can you please tell me, what I am doing wrong, or if I have missed anything? or what could be done to allow downloading the exe file from the link!
check rights for that file. what kind of users that can get access to that file.
Originally Posted by kvadrat
I checked the permissions and security and allowed everyone to read this file.
But still the problem exists.
what to do?
I gave full rights to everyone also now, but still not working.
surely its because of the target="_self", I've had this kinda thing working before by just usign the a href, without the target. it then gives you the option to run or download the file.
This may be completely wrong since I haven't written HTML in years, but try changing target="_self" to target="_parent"
Your HTML looks fine, I think the IIS configuration might be to blame here.