Forcing download of file from source website

Discussion in 'Firefox' started by DavidM, Sep 27, 2007.

  1. DavidM

    DavidM Guest

    I regularly have to update files (Word and Excel docs mostly)
    on my college website. If I update a file by uploading a
    newer version (but with the same filename), quite often when
    I then open the file from a link on the web site I see the old
    version, even though the file date.time on the college server has
    been updated.

    I assume that what I'm actually seeing is a cached
    copy of the old file, either on my PC or some proxy server
    (if that's the right term) sitting between my PC and the
    real host.

    Is there way of forcing FF (using to get the file
    from real host?

    Thanks, David.
    DavidM, Sep 27, 2007
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  2. in the address bar, type in about:config and look for this


    once found, double click on it and change the number to one
    of these:

    0 -- once per session
    1 -- everytime I view the page
    2 -- never
    3 -- when the page is out of date

    These settings compares the page in the cache to the page on
    the network.

    if that doesn't work, then hit the reload button, or hold
    down the shift key while hitting the reload button, or hit
    F5. These methods should force a reload of the pages.

    Please do not email me for help. Reply to the newsgroup
    only. And only click on the Reply button, not the Reply All
    or Reply to Author. Thanks!

    Peter Potamus & His Magic Flying Balloon:
    Peter Potamus the Purple Hippo, Sep 27, 2007
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