Safari: specify download directory

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by npriess, Mar 7, 2009.

  1. npriess macrumors regular

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    #1
    Hi,

    I would like if it is possible to specify the destination folder for safari downloads before it starts.

    So that a pop-up box will appear when I click a download. :)
     
  2. John Doe 57 macrumors 65816

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    #2
    1. Open Safari

    2. Click on Safari Menu (next to the Apple icon) once application is opened

    3. Select Preferences

    4. Go to "Save download files to" and select where you would want to save your downloads.
     
  3. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

    BlueRevolution

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    #3
    I think npriess is looking for a feature like in Firefox where it prompts you where you want to download the file each time a download is initiated. As far as I know, Safari can't do that.
     
  4. npriess thread starter macrumors regular

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    #4
    So it's not possible to specify a different directory from time to time via a pop-up box?
     
  5. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    #5
    Also, of course, you can right click and select "Download Linked File As...". :)
     
  6. npriess thread starter macrumors regular

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    #6
    Exactly that feature :) I guess I have to use firefox then.
     

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