Saturday, January 5, 2008

Save File to Specify Folder in Firefox

All the while I thought Firefox has a bug that doesn’t allow user to save file to a specify folder when we download a file from internet. It always forces us to save the file the default folder (e.g. My Download). So I ignored it at the first place and waited for the fix with the later releases but I was wrong. It is not a bug, it is the Firefox default setting. When you click “Save File” it automatically save it the default download folder.

This is the default behavior – save file to default folder (I’m not sure why this is default but I don’t think it is really convenient). So what I did is I manually move the file in the download folder (default folder) to the specify folder where I want to save the file to. This is really stupid for what I did. Anyway you don’t need to.

If you want Firefox to save your file in a folder that you want, perform the following instructions:


  1. Click Tools menu -> Options. The Options dialog box appears.
  2. Under the Download, select “Ask me where to save files”.
  3. Click OK.

From now on, Firefox will ask you where you want to save your file every time you download a file. I no longer need to manually copy files to the folder I want to save to.

9 Comments:

Shuva said...

I can bet my computer mouse that most of the people thought like the way you did. So did I. Since you picked this topic, I strongly recommend you DownloadThemAll, the Firefox Download manager which is actually a Firifox Add-on --The first and only download manager/accelerator built inside Firefox!

ChampDog said...

Increase the speed by 400%? This is really amazing. Thanks for the recommendation. I usually don't simply download any Firefox Add-on mainly due the performance issue and memory consumption. Anyway, thanks again for the tips! I probably will review this add-on later.

Shelyn Lim said...

hey! very good set of goals you have there in your profile. thanks for reading my blog constantly, really..

and yea, it is awesome to fire guns! you should try too

ChampDog said...

My pleasure... I'm sure I will try that if have chance. :)

TroyWorks said...

You can also just right click over a link and 'save link as'

Useful for getting attachements in email not so useful for autodownload.

ChampDog said...

Thanks for the tips, TroyWorks. :)

TommyWillB said...

I set Firefox 8 on Mac OSX to "Always ask" but it still does NOT ask. It still downloads to the default location.

Firefox 8 is not honoring the preference setting.

This ___IS___ a bug!

ChampDog said...

Interesting, perhaps only happens in MAC OS? I wonder why you don't use the Safari browser since you're using MAC OS? :)

LG said...

My God, Can't believe i waited this long to google the subject!
Thanks - now it makes much mire sense :-)


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