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    Exclamation help please... !!

    Hi all,

    I'm pulling my hair out now as i've spent the best part of 8 hours trying to setup a download file script in php without any success. I have tried many different methods from many different sources and all perform the same.

    basically, i have a user login area from which users can download software etc zip, jpg, pdf and so on. Obviuously, i don't want the users to know where the files are stored and also i don't want them accessible to the whole world.

    My problem is that when i have a script which looks good on screen, when it comes to download say a zip file it will only download it as 1kb. Even if it states the actual size in the download dialog.

    the current revision of my code is as follows:

    PHP Code:
        // grab the requested file's name
        //$filename = $_GET['file'];

        // if file exists and user access granted:

        // define the path to your download folder plus assign the file name
    $path 'files/'.$filename;

    // check that file exists and is readable
        //if (file_exists($path) && is_readable($path)) {

            // make sure it's a file before doing anything!

    // required for IE
    if(ini_get('zlib.output_compression')) { ini_set('zlib.output_compression''Off');    }
    //get the file size and send the headers
    $size filesize($filename);

    // get the file mime type using the file extension
    'pdf'$mime 'application/pdf'; break;
    'zip'$mime 'application/zip'; break;
    'jpg'$mime 'image/jpg'; break;
    $mime 'application/force-download';
    header('Pragma: public');     // required
    header('Expires: 0');        // no cache
    header('Cache-Control: must-revalidate, post-check=0, pre-check=0');
    header('Last-Modified: '.gmdate ('D, d M Y H:i:s'filemtime ($filename)).' GMT');
    header('Cache-Control: private',false);
    header('Content-Type: '.$mime);
    header('Content-Disposition: attachment; filename="'.basename($filename).'"');
    header('Content-Transfer-Encoding: binary');
    header('Content-Length:' .$size);    // provide file size
    header('Connection: close');
    readfile($filename);        // push it out

    i've even tried hardcoding the filesize and it still picks it up wrong

    I'm urgent for this now as a deadline is looming, so any help would be great!

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