Question about autodownloading specific file types to specific folders


  1. Posts : 120
    Windows 10
       #1

    Question about autodownloading specific file types to specific folders


    I download videos from online and images and also free ebooks from places other then just amazon. So here is what I want to know. If all the videos I download are .MP4 can I have them automatically download into a specific folder inside downloads. And do the same for other file types. Example anything .MP3 would go into a Sound folder or Music folder inside downloads folder and .JPG would go inside a folder called images and then ebooks or files with .PDF could automatically go into a folder called .PDF. And so forth is this at all possible in the windows 10 settings some where or inside of firefox or with a firefox addon. I was just wondering and if it is possible please tell me how.
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  2. Posts : 870
    Windows 10 Professional x64 21H2
       #2

    I found this for you. That's if you use Chrome or Firefox.

    How to Set Specific Download Folders for File Types in Chrome and Firefox
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  3. Posts : 43,418
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)
       #3

    This FF add-on - Simple Mass Downloader
    Simple mass downloader – Get this Extension for 🦊 Firefox (en-GB)

    may offer what you want:
    Advanced filtering or multi-renaming options. User-defined automatic download folders.
    MAIN FEATURES:
    • The links may be extracted from multiple open tabs, clipboard, or from selected text on web pages.
    • Advanced filtering / mass renaming capabilities using various name masks.
    • For images there is a special thumbnails view where items may be ordered by the size descending order or filtered by width/height.
    • User-defined Automatic Folders where downloads can be automatically directed based on custom rules.
    • User-defined Favorite Folders, easily accessible when the user writes a custom download directory.
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  4. Posts : 456
    Windows 10
       #4

    You could make a batch file and run it once a week or set up task scheduler to run it once a day or so.

    ->Video<-

    ->Batch<-
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  5. Posts : 120
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #5

    I prefer to use firefox over google chrome for downloading. Since when I use firefox there dose not show as many ads and as much random stuff like adult ads or adult gaming ads. I find it easier to use firefox for this reason. So I decided to download the addon to see if that would do the trick or not. So I will be trying out "Simple Mass Downloader". Hopefully this will make things a bit more easier for me. that way I can better organize the files that I will be downloading.
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  6. Posts : 120
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #6

    I did not find simple mass downloader to be to effective and I stopped tinker with the browser for a while and started tinkering with the actual laptop for a bit. And now I'm back into tinkering with the browser again. It has recently been updated to the most recent version of firefox so I decided to get back into it so to speak.

    So far I have figured out how to do something by "Right-Clicking and then clicking Save To Folder and then adding each download into there own folders that I have made and named." Its still a bit time consuming since I have to right click and then select the folder. Rather then a audio file going straight into the "Sounds Folder". I hope to find a automatic work around. Rather then right clicking and selecting each folder for each file download especially if I am downloading 10 ebook and 5 mp3 and 15 new wallpapers. I would need to right click for each item downloaded so each one goes into there own folder.

    I was thinking about trying to reset the whole downloads thing in firefox and then downloading each file type and having it sent into specific folders and then having it save each file type automatically to the same place.

    I was thinking about resetting the firefox options applications area and then just downloading each file type and then making sure each file type had its own folder area already made. Example mp3, wma and other sound files would be downloaded into "Downloads/Sounds" and then have it set to "Applications > MP3 Save File" that way every time a mp3 file is downloaded it would go into the "Downloads/Sounds" folder.

    Only problem is I don't know if this would work or not.

    Has anyone else ever tried this before.
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