Last Updated on February 23, 2022 by Justin Su

This article is a tutorial and simple guide on how to download files with Axios. Let’s start learning how it works.

What Is Axios?

Axios is a simple promise-based HTTP client for the browser and node.js. Axios provides a simple to use the library in a small package with a very extensible interface.

It has been used mainly for basic HTTP GET & POST requests.

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How To Download Files With Axios

Use the following code provided by Javilobo user on GitHub. You can use to download pdf and excel using the code easily.

url: ‘’, //your url
method: ‘GET’,
responseType: ‘blob’, // important
}).then((response) => {
const url = window.URL.createObjectURL(new Blob([]));
const link = document.createElement(‘a’);
link.href = url;
link.setAttribute(‘download’, ‘file.pdf’); //or any other extension

Click here to visit the official website of Axios.