How to download any file and save it to the desired location using Selenium Webdriver?

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We can download any file and save it to the desired location with Selenium. This can be done by creating an instance of the FirefoxOptions class. Then with the help of the addPreference method, we have to set the browser preferences.

We shall also specify the path where the file has to be downloaded with the help of the addPreference method.

Example

Code Implementation.

import org.openqa.selenium.By;
import org.openqa.selenium.WebDriver;
import org.openqa.selenium.WebElement;
import org.openqa.selenium.firefox.FirefoxDriver;
import org.openqa.selenium.firefox.FirefoxOptions;
import java.util.concurrent.TimeUnit;
public class FileDwnload{
   public static void main(String[] args) {
      System.setProperty("webdriver.gecko.driver", "C:\\Users\\ghs6kor\\Desktop\\Java\\geckodriver.exe");
      // create object of FirefoxOptions class
      FirefoxOptions profile = new FirefoxOptions();
      // adding browser preferences with addPreference method
      profile.addPreference("browser.download.folderList", 2);
      // location of downloaded file
      profile.addPreference("browser.download.dir", "C:\\Users\\ghs6kor\\Documents\\Download");
      profile.addPreference("browser.helperApps.neverAsk.openFile", "text/csv,application/x-msexcel,application/excel," + "application/x-excel,application/vnd.ms-excel," + "image/png,image/jpeg,text/html,text/plain," + "application/msword,application/xml");
      profile.addPreference("browser.helperApps.neverAsk.saveToDisk", "text/csv,application/x-msexcel," + "application/excel," + "application/x-excel," +"application/vnd.ms- excel,image/png,image/jpeg,text/html," +"text/plain,application/msword,application/xml");
      profile.addPreference("browser.helperApps.alwaysAsk.force", false);
      profile.addPreference
      ("browser.download.manager.alertOnEXEOpen", false);
      profile.addPreference("browser.download.manager.focusWhenStarting", false);
      profile.addPreference("browser.download.manager.useWindow", false);
      profile.addPreference("browser.download.manager.showAlertOnComplete", false);
      profile.addPreference("browser.download.manager.closeWhenDone", false);
      // connecting browser options to webdriver
      WebDriver driver = new FirefoxDriver(profile);
      driver.get("https://the-internet.herokuapp.com/download");
      //maximize window
      driver.manage().window().maximize();
      // identify element and start download
      driver.findElement(By.linkText("xls-sample1.xls")).click();
   }
}

Output

Also, the file gets downloaded at the specified location.

raja
Published on 28-Dec-2020 11:57:29
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