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I absolutely love this add-on. I noticed people wanted the option to rename the file, wouldn't that kind of defeat the purpose of the add-on? If you want to rename the file, just click on Save Image to or save to. I am assuming this was made for ease of use, it only takes one click and no pop-up box.
Definitely a time saver just the way it.
Very handy and easy to use! I would like the renaming feature to be added though.
Sadly, it does not support RENAMING of files on download - ie "save as"
Thus the file will be saved on your computer with the same name as on the source, with no chance to change it.
If one uses filenames as keys to finding the images when needed (days, months, or years from now) using an image/file search app - it is unlikely that you will recall that the image of the baby gorilla with a ball is "xSECOSGFU_img_015.jpeg" vs "baby_gorilla_w_ball.jpg"
So for me, using this shortcut app takes longer, as I must then open the download directory and change the name to something useful - when by using something like "Folder Guide" (winAp that shortcuts directories) it might take a couple of extra clicks to get into the desired dir on save, but this allows rename upon save.
FavLoc lasted under an hour on my computer, too frustrating to not be able to rename the images.
This is a convenient tool, but there are two shorts:
1. It doesn't support Unicode, so it only accepts folder paths consisted of ASCII chars.
2. It seems to open a new session/connect to download, so on some sites/forums which require login, it couldn't work.
Great but do not support unicode, please fix it.
It's very useful and indeed saves me a lot of time.
Works just fine for me.
Thank you very much!
I thought that this would add the functionality to "Save As..." dialog, it does not.
You cannot edit added locations only delete and recreate them.
Also it adds "FavLoc Options" item to Tools menu. If every add-on would do that would render the menu useless. Should use Tools -> Addons -> Options just like everyone else.
Does not show correctly folder names/download aliases. Unusable in this situation.
My previous comment was incorrectly saved, i wrote about cyrill1c folder names (code page 1251).
Easy to use; saves loads of time.
This is an awesome little utility, that eliminates all the browsing for folders that you have to do when saving files from the internet. I use gmail and my 15 FavLocs make it really easy to save files directly the the appropriate directory.
There is one feature that I'd love to see added: the ability to rename the FavLocs that you've already created. That would be really useful. Thanks
This is my favorite add-on ever!
This is the most powerful system for saving files from the internet.
I mainly use it for saving images, which used to be a painstaking adventure because you always had to manually confirm the destination folder and the filename as well.
(Most images on the net are named 01.jpg etc, which will often result in duplicate filenames, which need to be altered manually before you are able to save the image.) Favloc however will automatically rename images if the filename allready exists, without the need of confirmation! This immensely speeds up the saving of large amounts of images.
With favloc you can even start organising your images at the very moment that you ar saving them. All of this happens without having to confirm anything and with the guarantee that no images will be overwritten.
The only disadvantage so far is that it doesn't detect duplicate entires (for instance when you accidentally save the same file 2 times in a row).
It would be neat if the program would detect that somehow.
Apart from that, excellent add-on, especially useful for people who save many different images during an internet session.
I tried out three similar add-ons like this and here’s what I thought of them:
“Download Sort”: This is the worst one — completely useless to me as it only saves based on file type. So if you save JPEGs from several different sites, they all end up in the same folder. (It is also buggy.) This add-on would only be useful to a person who has all their images in one folder and all their music in one folder, etc. For someone like me with a very well-organized PC with millions of files spanning several hard drives, it is a complete joke.
“Fav Loc”: Another useless add-on as it doesn't bring up the Save As dialog box, meaning you can’t choose or create sub-folders. It’s not quite as worthless as “Download Sort”, but really the only people who would (or could) use this are people who save everything they download into a small number of folders, without any sub-folders or organisation. Again, pretty pointless to most people.
“Save Link In Folder”: OK, this is the only useful one of the three. It has the most options by far, and is the only one that allows the Save As dialogue box (so you can choose and create sub-folders). Having said that, it’s is far from perfect. The worst thing is that it doesn’t remember the last place you saved to, so every time you save a file you have to keep navigating back to where you were (this is the reason I don’t use this add-on). You also have to install two different add-ons to get it working (one for images and one for non-images).
So, in summary, of the three add-ons I tried, “Save Link In Folder” is the only serious contender, and even that is fatally flawed. So I don’t use any of them!
Once you've used FavLoc you won't want to ever be without it. The ability to switch a download destination folder with zero lag is a huge help when saving hundreds of pictures or files.
Asombroso y de gran pero gran utilidad
I installed this update hoping to be able to use it to save email messages in Thunderbird. It does not seem to do that as I only get the FavLoc options when I want to save attachments. I rarely need to do this. But I very ofter need to save email messages in folders of my office network. So this addon does not work for me, I do not understand why message saving is not enabled in the addon, it would then have been perfect for me then.
A must-have, use-everyday addon. Avoids the long delay when saving to a folder with 1000 files! Save to folder without changing the default - no more changing dest back!
MAJOR bug: ALWAYS overwrites files, never renames or cancels.
5-stars when this is fixed (I run ffox on linux).
No way to avoid save-all when saving a page.
I could not get -make filename unique- to work.
I would like an option to show on page context menu for save page as, and to have "show options" on all favloc submenus.
thank you. i came. i searched. i found. exactly what i wanted.
Great extension! I have a suggestion/feature request... it would be great if the favorite locations could be RELATIVE PATHS (for example, relative to Firefox directory or chrome:\\ or event the root drive from which Firefox is running), so that this extension could be used with Portable Firefox from a USB drive and have portable "favorite locations" on the same drive. :-)
Great tool. Allows me to save any file to all my most frequently used directories. Especially useful for saving email attachments.
Thanks for the update, tried other add-ons of the same sort but didn't get the job done quite as well, hope you'll be around for Firefox 4!
I only had to live without this for a day after updating to Firefox 3, but I found it to be a very annoying experience showing just how useful and simply awesome this extension is!
Until the last two days, I did not realize how much I rely on this extension! So thank you so much for doing the update.
Please update it to make it work with Firefox 3 Final & also Firefox Minefield x64 Edition!