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URLDownloadToFile?

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Unless AT&T just picked up the crackpipe and my download skyrocked, I've got to be using a cached download (.76 second download?). I'm trying the fake cgi param trick, but it doesn't appear to be working.

Internet Explorer 3 or greater must be installed for this function to work. Firewalls or presence of multiple network adapters may cause this function to fail. Also, some websites may block such downloads.

The file is obtained from IE cache whenever possible. You might be able to force a (re)download from the internet by supplying a fake cgi parameter, for example: "http://.../test.exe?fakeParam=42"

URLDownloadToFile($download & "?fakeParam=42", $filename)

"I'm not even supposed to be here today!" -Dante (Hicks)

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#2 ·  Posted (edited)

I don't know quite what it was, but I made some changes and now it works... the changes I made were all in error checking and QC... so who knows.

never mind. I have no clue why it's not downloading new everytime.

Edited by emmanuel

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#3 ·  Posted (edited)

I love these conversations I have with myself. I decided that if IE is doing the caching, I need to trick IE better:

URLDownloadToFile($download & "?fakeparam=" & int(random(50)), $filename)

edit: Take that Microsoft!

Edited by emmanuel

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