[Resolved] How to change the location of download folder?

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[Resolved] How to change the location of download folder?

Postby tedthetrumpet » Thu Aug 05, 2010 5:35 pm

If I remember correctly, the first time I FlashGot something, it asked me where to save it. Now everything I get goes in that same directory; how do I change that? Mac Snow Leopard, Firefox 3.6.8, not using any download manager, just Firefox built-in.

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Re: How do I change the location of the download folder?

Postby therube » Thu Aug 05, 2010 6:12 pm

Download folder is determined by your download manager or your FF settings (if using built-in).

You can set the FlashGot Temporary Directory; FlashGot | Options - Advanced.
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Re: How do I change the location of the download folder?

Postby RickSlick » Fri Aug 06, 2010 5:27 am

Right now, I use FlashGot in combination with an add-on called "Download Manager Tweak"....see at:

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/256/

or homepage:

http://dmextension.mozdev.org/

....*this may also help with some folks who have requested to have FlashGot queue for different download folders....it has an option for that....and both seem to work seamlessly with no problems. I also like the idea of the option for downloads in a sidebox, instead of the default external box.
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Re: How do I change the location of the download folder?

Postby tedthetrumpet » Fri Aug 06, 2010 6:46 pm

therube wrote:Download folder is determined by your download manager or your FF settings (if using built-in).


Hmm. Doesn't work here. My Firefox download folder is the default 'Downloads' folder on the mac, while FlashGot saves into, umm, some obscure folder where I saved something the first time I used it.
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Re: How do I change the location of the download folder?

Postby Giorgio Maone » Fri Aug 06, 2010 7:43 pm

tedthetrumpet wrote:Hmm. Doesn't work here. My Firefox download folder is the default 'Downloads' folder on the mac, while FlashGot saves into, umm, some obscure folder where I saved something the first time I used it.

Try to check Tools|Options|Always ask me where to save files, then change the download directory for FlashGot when asked.
At this point, if you want not to be asked again, uncheck the aforementioned option.
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Re: How do I change the location of the download folder?

Postby tedthetrumpet » Sat Aug 07, 2010 7:29 am

Giorgio Maone wrote:
tedthetrumpet wrote:Hmm. Doesn't work here. My Firefox download folder is the default 'Downloads' folder on the mac, while FlashGot saves into, umm, some obscure folder where I saved something the first time I used it.

Try to check Tools|Options|Always ask me where to save files, then change the download directory for FlashGot when asked.
At this point, if you want not to be asked again, uncheck the aforementioned option.


Ok, thanks; that worked; flipped the prefs in Firefox, FlashGot asked me for a new folder, flipped them back again when done. Sorted :)
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