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I would like to know how to configure IIS 7.0 to allow the download of APK files?

I found an article which tells me to add a new MIME type:

File Name Extension: .apk

MIME Type: application/

Because In IIS there needs to be a MIME type added to allow IIS to support the .APK file type.

Is this all that is needed?

Thanks for any replies

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up vote 5 down vote accepted

Generally, adding a new MIME type should be all that's required.

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OK thanks phoebus – John Apr 22 '13 at 14:04
Generally, true. Annoyingly, type wasn't included in your "answer". – Adam Plocher Oct 20 '15 at 21:40
@AdamPlocher Problem with this old answer? – phoebus Oct 21 '15 at 4:22
  1. Open the Internet Information Service (IIS) Manager -> Properties
  2. Click MIME types
  3. New -> type Extension ".apk" and MIME type "application/"
  4. Click Ok and Apply
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andrOId, not andrIOd – Pierre Feb 28 '15 at 18:06
Pierre, Thx correct me and updated – TimLau Apr 1 '15 at 7:36

Add this to the web.config:

     <mimeMap fileExtension="apk" mimeType="application/" />
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