- by thugcee, 3 years agoRated 5 out of 5Works like a harm, easy to use and efficient. It saves a LOT o my time. Thank you very much! There should be 6 stars for superhero add-ons and "Save In" deserves it.
- by waifu, 3 years agoRated 5 out of 5It is so UNFAIR that some people complains about symlink.
It is TOTALLY FireFox's fault for adding such restriction in WebExtension since 57. Please go give FireFox 1 star instead of the addon. FireFox just need to 'fix' it.
The restriction is really silly, if an extension can fudge a web page and lure you to download a virus, why not letting a legit extension to access file system for productivity!
That aside, I can't or don't know how to save link target of an image link instead of the image, is it not supported?
- by alexg, 3 years agoRated 3 out of 5need a savelink extension functionality, since that one is dead (save url of the page as an .url file in a predefined directory with predefined filename pattern, with a single button click)
- by Lou Pratt, 3 years agoRated 2 out of 5Too complicated. Maybe advanced users will have an easier time with this add on, but it's not for coding illiterates like myself. With unclear directions, this add on is unusable,
- by Firefox user 13679228, 3 years agoRated 5 out of 5Finally an extension like this! Incredibly helpful to save pictures/files in different folder without having to spend the time to choose the folder or reorganize the download folder every time. Thank you!
- by zakgj, 3 years agoRated 3 out of 5For saving out of the default (on Windows) you can use application called "Link Shell Extension" a graphical mklink install then on the target directory right click & chose "pick link source" then right click on default directory & chose "Drop As.." & chose symbolic link or Junction then you will have the target directory in the default directory & the directory name to "Save in" setting.
You need Administrator right
- by mrbunnylamakins, 3 years agoRated 2 out of 5I sat here for over 6 hours trying to get the code you provided to work. Unless you show Screen Capture of how to use Download folder to mklink /j to another drive folder and a actual working code that does not give red errors like "mklink /D C:\path\to\symlink D:\path\to\actual" I know mklink /j \default_download_dir is right, because C:\Downloads does not work. Plus Everything on internet says you have to do this Admin Command Prompt. Which I got to work. Question remains since you do not show or produce no REAL example of how to display such in on SaveIn Menu . Sure I can Create many new folders in Download folder but What I save I do not want in the download folder. I am not one who needs to Save things to Newly Created folders. I can understand adding Existing folders to SaveIn.
C:\Downloads > D:\ Picture Folder
"A symlink is needed to save outside the default download directory" ....
(mklink /j \default_download_dir D:\Picture_Temp\New_Sort_Temp ) ERROR.
(mklink /j \default_download_dir \Picture_Temp\New_Sort_Temp ) ERROR.
mklink /D "C:\Users\\Appdata\Local\Plex Media Server" "G:\Plex Media Server"
" Quotes" and : Red Error
- by Firefox user 13507585, 3 years agoRated 5 out of 5Aunque lleva un poco de tiempo entender la configuración, es flexible y poderoso, se puede hacer realmente cualquier cosa.
Excelente, muchas gracias por este importante complemento.
- by Grny, 3 years agoRated 1 out of 5Not user friendly, make the user do all the leg work. This is not very clear on how to setup and when there are other competing add-ons that do the same but much easier its hard to justify jumping through the hoops. (ok FF just broke all the add-ons so I'm probably not using this shit anymore, but my opinion still stands)
- by VaPe, 3 years agoRated 5 out of 5On some sites, pictures have a link without an extension, for example:
http: //***.info/pics.php? q = up9% 2B77xAPRJrpRYH% 2F4% 2BC6vJ5CbLhqlstelNXijqA1J3OASEH6ivsjTiaA03I3RN1y6nEcC
They are saved as "pics.php"
How can I make them save with the "jpg" extension?
- by Bond - Not James!, 3 years agoRated 4 out of 5Great Add-On !
To "anonymous user 5f8d7a": I found a workaround to this rule by modifying the browser's default download folder in >Preferences to an upper level of folder (Home in my case since I am using Linux). Hope it help.
- by jnewman, 3 years agoRated 4 out of 5Excellent add-on. It would be still more useful if one could save pages to .url shortcuts in the default directory (without all the nested subdirectories). That is, "save pages shortcuts" in the same exact way as "save links shortcuts". Also, it would great if there were toolbar button for saving page shortcuts.
- by Oren Kreps, 3 years agoRated 4 out of 5With symlinks, this extension works well for my needs. One function I would add if possible is to open a dialog if the file being saved has a duplicate name in the directory instead of automatically renaming it.
- by Firefox user 12086402, 3 years agoRated 3 out of 5I have a lot of links like "download.php&id=1234". This extension saves all those links as file with "download.php" name. While FF itself honors Content-Disposition response header (filename parameter).The addon is already checking for Content-Disposition, but not much can be done if the HEAD request for Content-Disposition fails. Actually hooking into Firefox's download filename has to wait until Firefox implements Chrome's onDeterminingFilename API.
Rewriting the filename might work as a stopgap.
- by GoodCat, 3 years agoRated 5 out of 5This is good replacement for a non-working "Save Link/Image in Folder". Using symlinks is a very easy way to get around the "default directory" limitation
Although sometimes downloading failed. The reason is not clear, because after a while the same file (or image) in the same tab is downloaded properly. Upd: probably this happens only on Tumblr.
If you have a file with the same name in the folder, it is automatically renamed by adding (1). But I would like that in this case there was a "Save as..." window for renaming or canceling the download.
Also it would be nice to be able to give the names of the menu items are different from the folder paths.If you can provide details I can look into why it failed to download. Firefox is pretty strict as to what it considers valid filenames, and with the current downloads API I can't make Firefox prompt when there's a filename conflict.