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Author Topic: SOLVED: when I download files.  (Read 5130 times)

dbarton

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SOLVED: when I download files.
« on: July 18, 2011, 08:46:18 PM »
When I download files, sometimes I want them to go to c:\download, sometimes to F:\in, etc..

Is there a utility that adds some favorites to the save as box, so I can select from one of my top favorite locations to save to?

« Last Edit: July 18, 2011, 11:28:05 PM by dbarton »

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Re: when I downlaod files.
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2011, 08:54:37 PM »
Yes, many of us use such a tool -- normally referred to as a "Dialog Extender".  The review I've linked to is pretty old, but if you search the forum for such things you'll find some good discussions.

In particulate, Filebox Extender is now free.

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Re: when I downlaod files.
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2011, 09:12:59 PM »
Interesting.. I looked at Filebox Extender, but seems like it might be overly complex. Any other suggestions?

Anyone know of a plug in for Firefox?

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Re: when I downlaod files.
« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2011, 10:21:56 PM »
I've been using FlashGet for years.  It incorporates with Firefox, IE, not certain about Opera, Safari, or Chrome.

It allows me to establish preset destinations, but also to change destination on the fly.  It also keeps a database of what files went where.

You'd have to add the FlashGot extension to Firefox, but that's fairly simple, low memory footprint.

One thing of which you should be aware - depending upon how it is configured, it will also add a text file for each download with the same name as the download, which I like, but that is easily adjusted in the configuration.

Might give it a look.  Low learning curve, loads automatically, pretty much a no-brainer to use.  Couple of extra clicks, but well worth it for the value it provides.

[Edit:  I don't like the dialog extenders because they tend to be too limiting, but they do work.]

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Re: when I downlaod files.
« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2011, 10:23:05 PM »
Just get a download manager that allows you to use labels or something similar (with destination directory tied to each label). Sometimes they will even have a dropdown box with recently selected locations.


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Re: when I download files.
« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2011, 10:38:44 PM »
Will look at Flashget now.
« Last Edit: July 18, 2011, 11:28:21 PM by dbarton »

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Re: when I download files.
« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2011, 10:42:19 PM »
hmm, just looked.
Isn't this all overkill too?  
I just want a choice of favorite directories added to my "save as" dialog.
« Last Edit: July 18, 2011, 11:28:36 PM by dbarton »

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Re: when I downlaod files.
« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2011, 11:07:02 PM »
Tastes  vary, of course, but for me - the 1.9 version, I think - a little bit of setup and it gives me all the automation I want as well as override freedom.  As I recall, I looked at later version(s) - 3.x, maybe? - but didn't like.  The older, unenhanced version works just fine for me.

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Re: when I download files.
« Reply #8 on: July 19, 2011, 12:20:40 AM »
I just want a choice of favorite directories added to my "save as" dialog.

I use FlashFolder for this functionality.

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Re: when I download files.
« Reply #9 on: July 19, 2011, 02:18:33 AM »
Excellent. Flash Folder seems perfect.
Thanks!

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Re: when I download files.
« Reply #10 on: July 19, 2011, 04:29:23 AM »
Hi dbarton,

I wanted a small and simple app for this functionality. After trying many, I settled for Folder Guide and am using it for last few years. It is based on right click and works in all file dialog without any need to change the file dialog.

You may try it in different situation and decide which to keep.

Regards,

Anand

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Re: when I download files.
« Reply #11 on: July 19, 2011, 10:02:14 AM »

Yes. Folder Guide also seems very good.

The advantage of Flash Folder is that the menu is in the box, where Folder Guide requires a visual search for the menu after right clicking, but both are great suggestions.

Much appreciated!

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Re: when I download files.
« Reply #12 on: July 27, 2011, 02:17:28 PM »
I use Listary Pro, but there are plenty of features in the free version, and a portable version is available.