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I was trying for some time to find out why I could not download a url like this:\2014\AC_001\English\AC001_FIN_E_182.PDF

The URLs were pointing to a Windows IIS server. I have mimicked the headers exactly as they are in the browser, but nothing works.

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The solution is to convert the back slashes to forwards slashes:
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Feel free to accept this answer. – don.joey Mar 5 '14 at 13:25

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