How-To Geek

Save Items to Pre-Defined Folders in the Context Menu

Are you tired of the “Save As Routine” in Firefox and wish that you could just “click and save” your files directly to a pre-defined location? See how easy it is to do with the “Save File to” extension for Firefox.


Whether it is saving a file from a link…


An image from a website…


Or a whole webpage you always have to go through the whole “Save As Routine” just to get the file saved to the desired location. What if you could cut out the whole “Save As Routine” and just send those files where you wanted them? Well you can.



For our example we added two custom folders on the desktop…

Now when you go to save a file from a link you can send that file directly to a pre-defined folder that you have chosen. Just browse through the “Save Link to Side Menus” and click on “Save Here”… And just like that you are already finished.


Saving images is just as easy now…


Webpages too. Notice that in each instance you still have the option to “Save As” if you need it…definitely the best of both now.


Options & Setup

The options are straightforward and mainly focus on setting up your personalized folders. Here you can see the “miscellaneous” settings for the extension.


The extension will have a default listing of the same two folders (Desktop & My Documents Folders) for each of the three categories (Page, Link, & Image). To add your own set of folders to each category click on the “Add… Button” and browse for your favorite folders. Set up for each one is identical…



If you are tired of the “Save As Routine” in Firefox then this might be the perfect extension for you. It will help make your file saving direct, quick, and easy.


Download the “Save File to” extension (Mozilla Add-ons)

Download the “Save File to” extension (Extension Homepage)

Akemi Iwaya (Asian Angel) is our very own Firefox Fangirl who enjoys working with multiple browsers and loves 'old school' role-playing games. Visit her on Twitter and .

  • Published 02/25/10

Comments (3)

  1. Michael

    IMO better solution is Auto Save Folder (

  2. Bob

    Is there any Equivalent for IE8?

  3. John Mack

    Microsoft has a freeware utility called TweakUI that provides customization of your “Save as…” dialog, among many other things, and which can be used beyond Firefox.

    In TweakUI, go to “Common Dialogs” and then choose “Places Bar.” You will see you can set certain folders on the left of the dialog to be the default folders to save to. It’s not as visually pleasing as the Firefox extension, but requires the same amount of mouse clicks and can be used for programs other than Firefox.

    TweakUI is compatible with Win XP (I don’t know about Vista) but XP mode is required in Win 7.

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