Disable preview

I host a database which has multiple files types. I have created 2 fields, one which is for previewable items and one for downloadable items.

I am trying to disable the preview feature when I click on a file in the download field and instead allow the file to automatically download. I can see the necessary "Download" is featured in the link

<a href="xxxx" Download>

when I use the inspector tool from my browser.

Has anyone had success with this at all? If so, help would be much appreciated.

Mark