I have a web page that is hosted in our local network. On my page I have a link to a document. The document is linked to a network share. If the user opens the file, edits it and then goes to save the file it overwrites what is on the share. When opening the file I want the user to download the file, so when they come to save it they do not have the option to save it back. How could I go about doing this?
closed as off topic by Kit Menke♦ Jan 20 '12 at 16:23
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I assume your links are file:// links, in which case there is no way for you to force the browser to download them rather than open them in place. However, if you could serve up those files through a web server, such as IIS, then you can force the open/save dialog. Is there a reason these documents could not reside within SharePoint?