Create Folder In Client System

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  1. Suresh K
    Suresh K avatar
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    Apr 2009

    Posted 30 Nov 2009 Link to this post

    Can  any one help me.
    how to create Folder in Client System To download files.
    here i want to download multiple files from FTP to Client System.

    Thank You
    Suresh K.
  2. tomekm
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    Mar 2009

    Posted 30 Nov 2009 Link to this post

    I don't think you can do anything on user's system. Nothing like creating folders etc.

    On the other hand, on the server you can download files from FTP, zip them and send it in Response.

  3. Shaun Peet
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    Aug 2004

    Posted 30 Nov 2009 Link to this post

    Hi Suresh,

    I'm quite certain that due to security limitations you cannot manipulate any settings, files, or folders on the client computer via a browser.  If you could, many, many bad things could happen.  I think it might be possible to do that using ActiveX which would be an IE-only solution.  There's a similar discussion about this here:

    The best thing you can do is provide clear instructions for the user on how to create a directory on their computer, and how to store the files that get downloaded into that directory.  Even so, people generally don't read instructions and they're likely to do whatever they want anyway so I wouldn't count on the user storing the files in the right place.  Hope that helps,

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