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Magento: Download product links instead of opening in browser


I have a downloadable product. After I order the product and when my order is complete, I am able to download the product links from ‘My Downloadable Products’ menu in Customer Account section.

I go to ‘My Downloadable Products’ section and I click on the links to download. However, the PDF file opens in the browser itself. I would like to have the feature that asks to download / save as instead of directly opening in the browser.

It is fine with ZIP files. It asks to download and save. However, the PDF files, Images, HTML files, etc. are directly opened in the browser. I want them to download and save. So, a window appearing and asking to save and download the file is what I want.

PS: The above description is in layman perspective. Might be too long for technical people. :)


There is a very easy solution to this.

By default, Magento has the Configuration settings to make those files open in the browser itself. You can adjust the configuration settings in Magento Admin to ask for download files instead of opening in the browser.

– Go to System -> Configuration -> Catalog -> Downloadable Product Options -> Use Content Disposition
– Change the setting from inline to attachment.

Now, whenever you click the downloadable link, a pop window will always open and ask to download or open the file.

Hope it helps. Thanks.


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  • Arvind Jha

    Hi Mukesh ,

    In my website downloadable product link is not secure if any one purchase downloadable item they get link and user can download product more then one time i want to secure my downloadable product if user can download product from this link link should be expire on that time and then they are not able to download again and again please help me