[FIXED] can't open file downloaded through download manager api

Issue

I successfully downloaded a pdf file using DownloadManager API in android.

Manifest permissions are set correctly.
File downloaded correctly.

But when it is tried to open it says “can’t open file”.

Please help to open the downloaded file. I guess I was failing to set the proper name and extension for the file. How to set it?

private void DownloadBook(String url, String title){

    DownloadManager.Request request = new DownloadManager.Request(Uri.parse(url));
    //request.setDescription("Some descrition");
    String tempTitle = title.replace(" ","_");
    request.setTitle(tempTitle);
    // in order for this if to run, you must use the android 3.2 to compile your app
    if (Build.VERSION.SDK_INT >= Build.VERSION_CODES.HONEYCOMB) {
        request.allowScanningByMediaScanner();
        request.setNotificationVisibility(DownloadManager.Request.VISIBILITY_VISIBLE_NOTIFY_COMPLETED);
    }
    request.setDestinationInExternalPublicDir(Environment.DIRECTORY_DOWNLOADS, tempTitle+".pdf");

    // get download service and enqueue file
    DownloadManager manager = (DownloadManager) getSystemService(Context.DOWNLOAD_SERVICE);
    request.setMimeType(".pdf");
    request.allowScanningByMediaScanner();
    request.setAllowedNetworkTypes(DownloadManager.Request.NETWORK_MOBILE | DownloadManager.Request.NETWORK_WIFI);
    manager.enqueue(request);
}

Solution

Problem solved. The problem is in setting the MIME type for the downloaded file. By googling by default the server sends the file as its content type as application/x-download instead of application/pdf. So in the set mime type as pdf.

I changed this request.setMimeType(".pdf"); to request.setMimeType("application/pdf");
that’s it.

Answered By – Kalyan Dechiraju

Answer Checked By – Cary Denson (Easybugfix Admin)

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