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Hi all, I need to download a file from a web server folder which uses a .htaccess file to restrict access to the contents - how do I set the authorization from a c# Winform app ?, I can download ok if I remove the .htaccess file

What I have tried:

Nothing except googling which hasn't helped me.
Updated 13-Mar-16 5:42am
Dave Kreskowiak 13-Mar-16 11:40am    
What does your download code look like?

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pkfox 14-Mar-16 4:26am    
Thanks Dave
pkfox 14-Mar-16 6:19am    
I tried those examples Dave and I still get a 401 not authorized error which is not surprising I suppose as the password stored in the .htpasswd file is encrypted - I used this site to generate it

and it looks like this
Dave Kreskowiak 14-Mar-16 8:17am    
In those examples, the password is not encrypted. It's simply a string, "myusername:mypassword" encoded using Base64.

Base64 is not an encryption. Base64 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia[^]
pkfox 14-Mar-16 8:14am    
Apologies Dave this is what worked from one of those links

this.client.Credentials = new NetworkCredential("myusername", "myunencryptedpassword"); // where client is WebClient
I was trying it with the encrypted password before - works a treat

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