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I have created two games in Unity that I would like to use in my Dreamweaver website.  First, I'm using a zip folder for the player to "click" on a link to download the files for the games.  There are two separate html pages for each of the game files.  The first one is working just fine.  The second one is not working.  The code and css are identical.  Everything is identical except for the zip files.  This is the code I'm using: <a href="TheHouse.zip" download>Download "TheHouse" game files here</a>

When I then go the the live version of the page and click on the "download The House game files here", it simply says "Failed-no file." where the little zip icon is at the bottom left of the screen where the downloads show up. I have tried everything I can think of and have worked on this all day, with no success.  The first game is 500MB the one that isn't working is about 1GB total. 

I'm happy to provide any additional information that will be helpful; I just don't know what that would be.  Thank you!

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In addition, double check your code. You wrote in your OP:

<a href="TheHouse.zip" download>Download "TheHouse" game files here</a>

If that's the case, in addition to checking your path and filename case sensitivity, fix your link to:

<a href="TheHouse.zip">Download &quot;TheHouse&quot; game files here</a>

The extra word "download" in your html anchor tag may be breaking your link.

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zip file download from Dreamweaver not working

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I have created two games in Unity that I would like to use in my Dreamweaver website.  First, I'm using a zip folder for the player to "click" on a link to download the files for the games.  There are two separate html pages for each of the game files.  The first one is working just fine.  The second one is not working.  The code and css are identical.  Everything is identical except for the zip files.  This is the code I'm using: <a href="TheHouse.zip" download>Download "TheHouse" game files here</a>

When I then go the the live version of the page and click on the "download The House game files here", it simply says "Failed-no file." where the little zip icon is at the bottom left of the screen where the downloads show up. I have tried everything I can think of and have worked on this all day, with no success.  The first game is 500MB the one that isn't working is about 1GB total. 

I'm happy to provide any additional information that will be helpful; I just don't know what that would be.  Thank you!

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In addition, double check your code. You wrote in your OP:

<a href="TheHouse.zip" download>Download "TheHouse" game files here</a>

If that's the case, in addition to checking your path and filename case sensitivity, fix your link to:

<a href="TheHouse.zip">Download &quot;TheHouse&quot; game files here</a>

The extra word "download" in your html anchor tag may be breaking your link.

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A few ideas off the top of my head...

Did you upload the .zip file, and upload it to the correct location given in the link?

According to the link given, the zip file needs to be in the same folder as the page on the server. If it's not, the link won't work.

Do you have unlimited space on your server? It's possible your 1GB file isn't actually being uploaded due to hosting space limitations.


Make sure the case structure of the file and the link code match exactly. MyFile.zip and myfile.zip are the same locally, on Windows and Mac OS, but they're typically two separate files/locations on a server.

A simple case mismatch would be enough to return a 404 Not Found error when a link is clicked.

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In addition, double check your code. You wrote in your OP:

<a href="TheHouse.zip" download>Download "TheHouse" game files here</a>

If that's the case, in addition to checking your path and filename case sensitivity, fix your link to:

<a href="TheHouse.zip">Download &quot;TheHouse&quot; game files here</a>

The extra word "download" in your html anchor tag may be breaking your link.

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The "download" attribute shown in their <a> tag is new to HTML5 and is meant to tell the browser to download the file versus opening it for viewing.

There's nothing wrong with having it there, but it is a bit redundant with a .zip file since browsers don't open them by default. Usually it would be used with a .pdf, .txt, .img, or other file that browsers display, when it is more desirable to have that file download directly to the viewer's computer

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What's the URL to your online page?

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http://127.0.0.1:50461/preview/app/index.html

Here's what I'm trying now...there are 2 folders and three files that are part of the zip file (so 5 things total that need to be able to download).  4 of these are working and one isn't.  I know this because I zipped four together and they are on the top link.  The one that isn't working  is the bottom link.  It's also the largest.

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Here's the link that is working.  Same exact format...5 files that are zipped together.

http://127.0.0.1:50461/preview/app/index.html

I couldn't seem to send these in the same reply.

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Those are not links anyone but you can see.

Those are the Real Time Preview links out of DW. The program uses Adobe's server to load your local file into a frame in your browser.

Nancy is looking for a link to your problem pages uploaded on your actual website.

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Oh, thank you.  My website isn't live yet.  I haven't started the web hosting as I wanted to make sure I could get everything to work first.

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Please stop replying to copies of forum posts sent to your e-mail account.  Come back to the web forum to reply.

We can't see anything on your local computer.  You need temporary  web hosting to test projects online.

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And here is the actual zip file that I can't get to open in Dreamweaver.  I'm not sure if this will work as it's too big to attach.  Have to go through onedrive.

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