Although this is partly a question about Chrome (where the problem is), this is more about the extensions (where I hope to find a solution).

I recall a plugin for FireFox that would take a given file type (i.e. .jpg) and push it to a [.jpg download] folder, instead of downloading it to the default [download] folder. I know how to change the default [download] folder; I am looking for a less heavy-handed approach. I would prefer answers that reference Chrome extensions, rather than some kind of background application that has the same functionality.

  • Is there a similar plugin that will migrate specific file types to user-determined folders, rather than the default download folder?
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    I was also looking for this extension, but didn't find yet. Sure, you can use the highly-configurable download manager for that, but normally they're coming with some junk/ads onboard, so I'm just avoiding them. – Andrejs Cainikovs Jun 13 '11 at 12:48

I recently put together a Chrome extension called Downloads Router that does exactly this -- based on MIME type rather than file extension, though. It also allows for routing based on source domain (e.g. files from iconfinder.com goes to images/icons/ instead of images/).

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  • Looking forward to expanded Linux coverage. Being able to add pathing options to a my SDB (secondary hard drive) would be rad. I wlll be sure to provide some feedback and appreciate the feedback. – mfg Mar 2 '14 at 2:46
  • @mfg Thanks for the input! Absolute paths on Linux and a nicer, dialog-style path selector are right at the top of the todo-list. :) Feel free to add any and all bugfix/feature requests to the issues tracker on Bitbucket. – lfk Mar 2 '14 at 7:31
  • @mfg Hi again. Seems I managed to overlook this text on the chrome.downloads API page: "A file path relative to the Downloads directory to contain the downloaded file, possibly containing subdirectories. Absolute paths, empty paths, and paths containing back-references ".." will cause an error." Interesting that it works with absolute paths on Win/OSX... I noticed that symlinks work, though, so that should do the trick for you for the moment! – lfk Mar 4 '14 at 3:05

The Firefox plugin is called Automatic Save Folder. For Chrome there is not yet a similar tool, the closest thing is Belvedere Automated file manager. Here is a little more info on how to use the tool.

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