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
Akemi Iwaya has been part of the How-To Geek/LifeSavvy Media team since 2009. She has previously written under the pen name "Asian Angel" and was a Lifehacker intern before joining How-To Geek/LifeSavvy Media. She has been quoted as an authoritative source by ZDNet Worldwide.
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