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How to download File Using JavaScript/jQuery ?

  • Difficulty Level : Hard
  • Last Updated : 03 Aug, 2021

Suppose you want to download a file when you click on a link. For downloading the file, we mentioned here to implementation as well as folder structure where you can see the file location.

Approach:

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  • Create an anchor tag link on the normal HTML page. We want to download a file when we click on an anchor tag link(Download this file).

html




<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  
<head>
    <title>
        Download File Using 
        JavaScript/jQuery
    </title>
</head>
  
<body>
    <h1>
        Download File Using 
        JavaScript/jQuery
    </h1>
  
    <a id="link" href="#">
        Download this file
    </a>
</body>
  
</html>
  • Provide with the below JavaScript Code:
$(document).ready(function () {
      $("#link").click(function (e) {
          e.preventDefault();
          window.location.href = "File/randomfile.docx";
      });
});

// Note: url= your file path
  • Note: Replace the above URL with your file path. 
    Implementation and Folder structure is as shown below.

Example:

html




<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  
<head>
    <script src=
    </script>
</head>
  
<body>
    <h1>
        Download File Using 
        JavaScript/jQuery
    </h1>
      
    <h3>
        For Downloading, Click 
        on the below link.
    </h3>
      
    <a id="link" href="no-script.html">
        Download this file
    </a>
      
    <script>
        $(document).ready(function () {
            $("#link").click(function (e) {
                e.preventDefault();
                  
                window.location.href 
                    = "File/randomfile.docx";
            });
        });
    </script>
</body>
  
</html>

Output:

jQuery is an open source JavaScript library that simplifies the interactions between an HTML/CSS document, It is widely famous with it’s philosophy of “Write less, do more”.
You can learn jQuery from the ground up by following this jQuery Tutorial and jQuery Examples.




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