Laravel 8 Download File Example Tutorial




Laravel 8 Download File Example Tutorial

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Today,I will learn you how to download file in laravel 8. we will show example of response download with file in laravel 8.We sometimes require to return response with download file from controller method like generate invoice and give to download or etc. Laravel 8 provide us response() with download method that way we can do it.

In this blog, First argument of download() I have to give path of download file. We can rename of download file by passing second argument of download(). We can also set headers of file by passing third argument.

So, first i am going to create new route for our example as like bellow:


use App\Http\Controllers\DownloadFileController;

Route::get('/file-download', [DownloadFileController::class, 'index'])->name('');

Now,I have to add one method "downloadFile()" in my DownloadFileController. If you don't have DownloadFileController then you can use your own controller as like bellow:



namespace App\Http\Controllers;

use Illuminate\Http\Request;

class DownloadFileController extends Controller


public function index()


$filePath = public_path("dummy.pdf");

$headers = ['Content-Type: application/pdf'];

$fileName = time().'.pdf';

return response()->download($filePath, $fileName, $headers);



It will help you...

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