How to set file-specific download folders in Chrome and Firefox. Files older than 30 days can be automatically deleted and files can be saved to specific folders based on file type.
How to set specific download folders for file types in Chrome and Firefox
The Chrome extension allows you to create rules for downloaded file types. For example, every time you download a PDF, it will automatically be saved in a folder of your choice in the Downloads folder.
It is also possible to filter specific file types. For example, you can save all images in one folder, or you can create a separate folder for JPEG, another for PNG, etc. The Chrome extension comes with a couple of rules already created: one for images and one for torrents.
Let's say you want to create a new rule for PDFs, enter the following:
- For MIME (Filetype), enter application / jpg .
- For Destination Path, select jpg/ (or the folder name of your choice).
The extension includes a list of rules that you can use for various file types, including compressed (ZIP) files, Windows executable (EXE) files, audio files, and video files.
How to add “Save in” folders to the right click menu
If you'd rather add specific locations that you can choose from while saving the file, there is an extension available that does.
The Save in (,) extension requires extensive permissions during installation, including the ability to read and modify all data on the websites you visit. In contrast, the aforementioned RegExp Download Organizer extension only requires permission to manage downloads.
If you decide that Save in is right for you, after installing the extension, when you right click on a link or file in the browser, you will see Save in in the context menu, with two folder options already listed: images and videos. If you save a file in these locations, the browser will automatically create these subfolders in the Downloads folder if they do not exist.
To add or change locations in that list, open the extension options in your browser and add them to the existing list:
When you right-click on a file, those locations will now be available in the context menu.
If you want to select a folder that isn't in your downloads folder, it gets a little more complicated. If you really want to save your files in folders that aren't in your downloads folder, there is another option to consider.
Mac users can automatically move files to and from specific folders using automated rules with Hazel's Automator, while Windows users can try.