File saving locations with FireFox

Discussion in 'macOS' started by AppleNewton, Apr 19, 2009.

  1. AppleNewton macrumors 68000


    Apr 3, 2007
    1 Finite Place
    I was curious if anyone could help me out on this.
    I recently did a clean sweep of my system drive and am keeping most things external for easier plug-n-play and swap capabilities.

    Currently by default Firefox saves downloads to:
    MacHD > Users > AppleNewton > Downloads

    So i changed that to point to my external drive:
    Volume > Downloads (folder on drive) > Firefox

    so when i say goto and download programs or utilities it prompts the Okay to download and it saves it to that destination.
    (since it does not auto-launch)

    So my problem is those files that auto-launch another application say..iTunes, VLC or uTorrent.

    I download torrent file, it saves the package to the Downloads section but within uTorrent I can send it to a different completed folder.

    So i just need to find out a way to get the auto-launch files to be saved to the Firefox downloads folder on the external drive, isntead of defaulting to the MacHD>User>AppleNewton>Downloads folder

    it seems to only do it when the item is selected as Open With when using Firefox.

    hope that made sense :p

  2. clevin macrumors G3


    Aug 6, 2006
    there is some addons for firefox to download different type of files automatically to different folders.

    maybe dig a bit at amo.

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