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    Default How to allow .exe files to be a downloadable product?

    Hi all, I'm using zen cart 1.3.9h.

    I am trying to allow .exe files to be downloadable products. Is this possible? I tried editing the .htaccess file within the download folder to be:

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    <FilesMatch ".*\.(zip|ZIP|gzip|pdf|PDF|mp3|MP3|swf|SWF|wma|WMA|exe|EXE)$">
    But that didn't seem to help.
    Vu Nguyen | Multimedia Developer & Webmaster
    Robotics Academy/Robomatter
    Robomatter Robotics Education Store

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    Default Re: How to allow .exe files to be a downloadable product?

    It appears that it was an issue with my hosting company picking up the file and putting it into quarantine. So this isn't actually an issue.
    Vu Nguyen | Multimedia Developer & Webmaster
    Robotics Academy/Robomatter
    Robomatter Robotics Education Store

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    Default Re: How to allow .exe files to be a downloadable product?

    Quote Originally Posted by vooboo13 View Post
    It appears that it was an issue with my hosting company picking up the file and putting it into quarantine. So this isn't actually an issue.
    I wouldn't consider this to be an issue at all. .exe downloads are a bad idea because they pose a huge security risk, which is why they get quarantined.

    It is recommended (and good) practice to .zip (or similarly archive) such files for download purposes.
    Doing so also makes the file(s) smaller (generally), which means faster downloads and less bandwidth.

    I can't think of any valid reason to offer an .exe as a downloadable item.

    Cheers
    Rod

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    Default Re: How to allow .exe files to be a downloadable product?

    I definitely appreciate the concern, and it's a very valid point.

    The .exe is actually a self-extracting .rar since what we're putting up are 1-2GB curriculum DVDs. A lot of times we cater to folks who aren't completely comfortable with technology so in trying to make it as simple as possible, .exe would be ideal. That way we could just have them run the file and it does everything for them. Unfortunately, .exe files do get picked up on many web servers.
    Vu Nguyen | Multimedia Developer & Webmaster
    Robotics Academy/Robomatter
    Robomatter Robotics Education Store

 

 

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