Great, lacks only pictures Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Works for me with all files except pictures (would be useful for wallpapers). It saves a lot of time. Some AddOns like this should come as default with firefox or should be part of it. I thought of somiething like this for months before I made a short Google search. And Tadaaaa! There it is :-)
Firefox 3.5.2
Windows 7 x86

Would be great if the extension could hand over the filter directories to FlashGot and the used download manager... But that would be a lot of work, wouldn't it?

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.9.3). 


I never used flashgot. Maybe I need to give it a try.
If it's part of firefox preferences it will be possible to modify the saving path, but if it has it's own parameters, I doubt I could pass the saving path to Flashgot.

Thank you for the report with Windows 7, and for the compatibility with Flashgot (I thought it might be the conflict cause to few users)
I still don't understand why it's working fine for some people, and not working for another :/
I wish I had more informations.
I'm in the process of making a new website for ASF, I'll make a forum to post comments and chat easily with the users too.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

A powerful add-on.

It saves me a lot of time, but the default save folder(no filter matched) isn't working, when I download a file which has no filter matched, it's always downloaded to the last save folder.
I'm using Fx 3.7a1pre.

Thanks for the great work.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.9.3). 


Thank you for the info, it may be a new way to handle saves on 3.7.
I didn't try this beta yet, I will have to check that.

Fix it please! Rated 1 out of 5 stars

I wanted this to work, badly, but it just doesn't (not for me at least). I tried various filters and settings (specifying a domain and/or filetype, setting it is "All", different folder locations, whether it's set to save automatically or always ask), and nothing worked. I'm using Windows 7 RC Build 7100 and FF 3.5.2.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.9.3). 

not enough informations

What is not working ? you didn't specify it.

- Does the GUI working fine ? (filters and options saving properly)
- Does the suggested path is showing when you check the "show option while saving" ?
If it shows :
- Is the suggested path correctly chosen for the filter you attempt to trigger ?
- What is the file browser opened path ? always the same ? which one, Firefox default of ASF default ?
If it doesn't show :
- Do you have a bug report related to ASF in your error console ? if yes, which one ? (maybe you will need javascript.options.strict set to true).

I will make a website for bug report, it will be better to follow them.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Very nice add-on.

The filter screen is not compatible with the "browser.preferences.instantApply" setting, though. It shows a "close" button, but fails to save any settings. It works fine to just toggle the setting via the "about:config" page whenever you need to add a filter.

Thanks for the great work!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.9.3). 


Oh, I didn't know about this option, I thought only Firefox on Linux was designed this way.
I will make use of it in next release.

Thank you.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Cyan has added days worth of programming time to my life by volunteering to develop Automatic Save Folder. This is a feature that I have been shocked not to see added to Firefox more directly. Very nicely implemented and will only get better with time.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.9.3). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Awesome Add-on.

For some reason it will only download image files (whatever the extension) to the last downloaded folder rather than following the filters, but it works for all other extensions.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.9.3). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

A great program. Installed a week ago, works perfect. Do not understand the criticism. Works exactly as advertised. I download certain extensions to particular folders, really nice to have this program that puts them in the correct place.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.9.3). 

Goodbye Safari with Saft/Glims, dated download folders for Firefox are now here! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Dated download folders support - FINALLY! I've been using Safari since I moved to OS X only because of Saft/Glims support for dated download folders, but since Safari 4.0.1 was so buggy (crashes within a few minutes due to bad JS implementation!) I switched back to Firefox. This plugin is the final nail in Safari's coffin. Much thanks!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.9.3). 

Awesome concept, doesn't work. Rated 2 out of 5 stars

I like the idea, but it just doesn't work.

For example:
Domain = ^http:\/\/(|www\.)filehippo\.com$ with regexp checked.
Filename = all
Local Folder is set to D:\Downloads\Softwares

No matter what is will always save to the default folder. I've tried with other domains as well, but it still doesn't work.
I'm using FF 3.0.11, on Windows Vista.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.9.2). 

see previous message

Message edited, after the user contacted me by email :
Your problem is different than the user bellow :
The user bellow you have the suggested path correct but the opened one wrong.
As of you, you have both the suggested and the opened path wrong.

Your problem is a filter's validation error, did you test with a simple filter, like all domain, all file, select a different folder and see which suggested path you have : filter of default.
I'm currently checking the filter validation process, but I don't see any error.

Currently Not Working Rated 2 out of 5 stars

Would be great if worked correctly. Problem the filters no not download to the correct folders.

Windows 7 x64
Firefox 3.0.11

Shows the downloads window (Checked)
Save files to (checked)

I select the file, download windows open. I have an option to save and at the bottom of the window I see a box:
Title: Automatic save folder
Showing the correct folder from the filter.

I press OK and it saves the file to the Save file to option from the firefox menu.


I only switched to the "save files to" when I installed the extension. However, I tried your solution and still was left with the same result.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.9.3). 

Need more informations

hi, thank you for the windows 7 report. You are the first one using it, but this problem seems to happen to vista or XP users too.

Edit :
Thanks for the edit, I see this problem is not corrected :/

Maybe another add-on is in conflict with it, do you have another download manager, other than DTA (which is already confirmed working)?.
Do you have time to help me ? I would need you to check some firefox behavior when downloading a file 'without' ASF installed and see which option you are using.
I don't understand why some Firefox are working and some don't :(
It may be an option I don't know yet.
If you think you can check options for me, please contact me by email.
Thank you

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This add-on is gonna save alot of time, thanks.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.9.2). 

Great addon Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Works great

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.9.2). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Very useful addon. Perfectly to automatically categorize the wallpapers I download from different websites.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.9.2). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Great extension thank you.

Hope you add some more features as suggested below.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.9.2). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Exactly what I was looking for!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.9.2). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This is absolutely brilliant. Note to everyone: make sure you disable automatic file downloading on file types and in general if you want this to work.

I'd love for you to make it work with "save link as" etc. Keep up the good work

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.9.2). 


Thank you.

I hope I can make "save link as" working too.
I just don't know how yet. I'll search again.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

it works fine on my firefox.ver:3.0.9
thanks for the excellet add-on.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.9.2). 

Excellent concept but sadly it just does not work Rated 2 out of 5 stars

This is a great idea because I hate having all my files dumped into the same folder or manually having to select where to download files every time. Unfortunately this just does not work.

No matter what filters I set up, it always downloads into the same folder. For example, if I made a filter called *.zip (and I also tried just .zip too), and set it to download into C:\downloads\zips and also set C:\downloads to be the folder where files goes that do not match any filters, clicking on a .zip file to download places it in c:\downloads anyway. Perhaps this addon does not play nicely with DownThemAll but I really wish it did since it has what DownThemAll completely lacks making it an excellent supplement.

Verdict: I will keep this plugin installed though with hopes that the issue gets fixed. For now though, it's completely unusable on my system (Windows XP, Firefox v3.08).

Rating: 2/5 in its current state, 5/5 once it actually works.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.9.2). 


Thank you for your report.

You are the second one to point me to this error, but you gave me more explanation.
I Will check the saving process again, and I hope it will be working in the next release.

I don't think DownThemAll is the problem here, I'm using it and it's working fine with both of them.

Could you contact me by email ?
It's working on my computer, and so it's harder to find the problem.
I may need you to test other options and check your firefox profile option too.
Thank you.

For information, the next release is almost finished. Some people requested dynamic variables, I added them for renaming folders.
You will be able to make new folders with, for example, the date of the day, the domain's name, or even an extended dynamic function with Regular expression to extract data from the domain & filename to use as renaming pattern.

Good for everything but images? Rated 3 out of 5 stars

I could not get this to work with images. I guess this is by design, since it requires the "Open with..." dialogue, which you don't get with the "Save image..." menu entry you get for images.

This and the fact it won't work with download managers and the much too small non-resizable config dialogue make me stop at three stars.

Solving these issues would certainly make this a five-star addon!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.9.2). 

download manager

What do you mean by "not working with Download Manager" ?
What would you like ASF to do with it ?
ASF is useful before the download manager, while choosing where to save, not after it has been saved.
If you have ideas, let me know, don't only criticize without explaining.

By "much too small non-resizable config dialogue" you mean the main config window ?
The config window is resizable horizontally to see long path filters. (Use the tools/ASF... menu, not the addons manager menu)
I can try to make it resizable verticaly too.
The other windows (add, edit, and help) are not resizable, is that what you are talking about ?

Anyway, the "right click/save as..." is not working and is not design to, but I hope to add it someday.

Tried to get it working... Not worth the effort. Rated 2 out of 5 stars

Could not get it to work at all. Changed the about:config and Tools>app settings as mentioned in other comments. Running 3.07 on Vista.

first I had *.zip to go to c:\users\blah\downloads\zip. Then I tried just '.zip' and still nothing.

After I changed app settings to just ask. It asked then I clicked save file and it went back to the default folder.

I give up.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.9.2). 

bug report

Thanks for the report.

I don't understand why it's not working.
Maybe another addon is interfering ?
Do you have 0.9.2 ?

If you have time again, could you test this please:
Check the "show option while saving", and try downloading a file.
It might show the path to where the file has to be saved.
If the filters work, it might show the path you defined, appears here.
If the filters doesn't work, you will see always the same folder.
If this is solution 1 but doesn't open this corresponding folder when you choose "save", then this is the same error than 0.9.1 and vista with about:config option set to 1.
I thought it was corrected in 0.9.2, so I would like to know if this problem is still happening and if your option is really set to 2, so I can look for another correction.

If it's option 2, then the filters are not working.
I should really create a webpage with files to download and corresponding filters to test.

Reports are never fully informative, there's always missing elements for me to understand what goes wrong :(

Sorry I can't do anything here, but thanks anyway.