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FredrikAhs
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Hi!

Like the topic says, I'd like to automate downloads for certain files...

As far as I can tell there is no native support in firefox for this (Opera has it, but i really don't want to switch browser), so my questions is, is there any extension which can do this?

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I guess what i need is something that intercepts firefox downloads and redirects them... or something.

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You could try either an extension like this one or an external D/L'er such as this one.
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In Down Them All I can set filters, but they doesn't seem to do anything.

Free Download Manager might work, but as soon as i click a torrent file it just want to start its built in bit torrent manager, and I can't get it to just download the .torrent file.

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Sorry but don't know/use Torrent or DTA.
You can try the DTA bug site for more help,
> http://www.downthemall.net/development/bugs/
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Seems like DTA can't do what I want.

I can't be the only one looking for this feature...

It feels like there should be an extension out there that just lets you specify which kind of file goes where.

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Does 'Torrent' not have a Forum of some kind, like this?
> http://forum.bittorrent.com/
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Yeah, I'll check there as well...

Thank for all your help, really appreciate it!

Still, I'd really like to know an easy way to specify download locations for specific files in FF

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Tools > Options > Content > File Types > 'Manage' button.
Select your file type in the window & click 'Change Action'.
Make your selections in the next screen.
Some thing else to check out.
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Thank you so much, save link in folder was what i was looking for!

It would be nice to automate it (click on it and it would download to correct folder automatically) and i still got the feeling it should be something out ther that does it, but this works just fine.

Thanks again!

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aviatorUpstream

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Hello! Dreadfully sorry for necrobumping this thread (some 12 years later...), but I came across it in my search for how to do the same thing, and I have a solution for future travelers!

This will allow you to, on clicking the download button for a torrent file, automatically have it downloaded, with no further interaction, to a folder of your choosing. I am using Windows 10 and firefox 76. The steps are as follows:

1. Create a file named "move_torrent.bat". This file can be located wherever is convenient - I put mine in a folder called "bin" I created in my user directory.

2. Open the file in notepad, and make it contain the following text:
Code: Select all
MOVE %1 "C:\path\to\torrent\folder\"

replacing the path given with the folder path you desire the files to be moved to.

3. Save the file and test it. To test, create a blank text document, and drag it onto the .bat file. If this succeeds, the file should be moved to the torrent files directory. Great! If not, double check that the path you entered is correct.

Now here's where we have to get a little creative - I'd love to say "Hey firefox, open torrents with this script!", but firefox doesn't recognize anything other than .exe and .com files for this purpose. Well, those files and sometimes the windows default app...

4. Right-click a .torrent file. Select "Open With". Check the box to "Always use this app to open .torrent files". Click "More apps", scroll to the bottom, and click "Look for another app on this pc." Navigate to your move_torrents.bat file and select it. If this step succeeds, the torrent file you selected will be moved.