Save File To Saves Files To User-Defined Folders In Firefox

Martin Brinkmann
Jan 6, 2011
Updated • Mar 26, 2012
Firefox, Firefox add-ons

All web browsers can be used to save files to the local system. A wide variety of file types exists from html and text files over media to archives to basically any other file type imaginable. The download location in the web browser is however configured to only remember one download path which means that it is not possible to put media files in one folder and documents in another without browsing through the folder structure for those downloads.

The Firefox add-on Save File To changes this by offering options to configure multiple user-defined folders where files can be saved to comfortably. It can be used to configure folders for web page, link, image and file downloads separately.

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The add-on adds options to each file type by default to display the recently used folders as well as the computer desktop. New folders are added easily with a click on Add in the add-on options. It is also possible to edit or remove existing entries from the menu.

These options are then displayed on a right-click in the Firefox web browser. The contents may be different based on the user configuration. It is for instance possible to display a menu for image downloads, and a different one for general file downloads.

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Additional preferences are available under the Main tab. It is possible to edit the number of recent folders that the add-on remembers, clear the recent folder listing automatically when Firefox closes or to always open the save file dialog window.

Another benefit of the add-on is that the standard file browser is bypassed if the add-on is used to save files in the web browser.

Save File To is a handy Firefox add-on for downloaders who like to store their files and downloads in different folders based on their type. The add-on can be installed directly at the Mozilla Firefox add-on repository.


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