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98% of what I download is music, so I set the download location to my music folder. However, the other 2% has no place there, so every time I download .doc files or pdfs I have to remove them. Is there a way to make firefox change the download folder based on file extension? I'll settle for all non-mp3s getting saved to the desktop.

I know I can right click, choose save link as and pick the download location myself, but it seems like there should be a better way.

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Automatic Save Folder

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+1 I can't see any solution easier than this.... –  CJM Oct 11 '10 at 15:11
    
+1 for this. You can also filter by domain etc. Very handy add-on. –  CAD bloke Oct 14 '10 at 10:43
    
Interesting, can it be used together with FlashGot addon or it works only with the builtin downloader? –  vtest Apr 5 '11 at 21:10
    

Again, this is non a Firefox solution, but if you really want to automate where various file types should go from your download folder try Belevedere (see here:http://lifehacker.com/341950/ ). You can set up rules to automatically send different file tyoes to different folders and tell it how often you want it to "look" - I find it great.

Just a little tip - this had me foxed for a while - once you've installed it and you click on the Desktop Icon it doesn't "open up" -you have to look for its icon in the task bar. You can also tell it to start every time Windows start.

Hope this helps

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You can always use DownThemAll then use the dTaOneClick function from the download dialog.

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If you end up not finding a Firefox-based solution you could just make a simple batch script that runs when Windows boots; this would move files from the central download directory to other places based on their extension. It's not instant, but it gets the job done and keeps things organized.

I suppose if you want things organized instantly, you could just run the script periodically on your own or run it periodically using Windows' Task Scheduler.

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You could use a separate Folder Watcher program such as this (an example not a recommendation) to shift the files as they arrive.

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