Force File Download Dialog In Browser Tutorial

Learn to force any file to download in a browser and secure location to full path of the file. <?php if(isset($_POST['file_name'])){ $file = $_POST['file_name']; // Add a file type check here for security purposes so that nobody can- // download PHP files or other sensitive files from your server by spoofing this script header('Content-type: audio/mpeg3'); header('Content-Disposition: attachment; filename="'.$file.'"'); readfile('mystery_folder/'.$file); exit(); } ?> <form action="force_download.php" method="post" name="downloadform"> <input name="file_name" value="track1.mp3" type="hidden"> <input type="submit" value="Download the MP3"> </form>