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Possible To Pre-designate Several Download Folders?


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#1 MickinPlymouthUK

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Posted 09 April 2007 - 05:26 PM

Hi, I'm Win XP Home and with AOL, and just wonder if all downloads have to go into the same folder?
I play e-mail games with people and when they send me their file it auto-downloads into just one[i] pre-designated folder.
That means all different files get mixed up in there and I have to rummage through them to fish out the one I want.
Is there any way to pre-designate several download folders into which games will auto-download at the click of a single button, for example all the Risk files could download into a Risk folder, and Civilisation files into a Civilisation folder, and Combat Mission files into a Combat Mission folder?
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Posted 09 April 2007 - 05:50 PM

I would create whatever number of new folders you want and name them appropietly(?) and then direct the download to that specific folder. What browser do you use?
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Posted 09 April 2007 - 11:15 PM

Already stated he/she uses AOL, and personal opinion, AOL blows

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Posted 10 April 2007 - 09:02 AM

Yes, the only AOL option is "Specify a folder for auto-downloading", and everything gets dumped into just that one folder.
I just wondered if there's a similar option in XP but which allows several separate download locations
to be specified..

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Posted 10 April 2007 - 10:45 AM

No such option that I know of in XP - it's an all or nothing deal (either one folder, or specify the location for each and every one).

I'd suspect that you could write a filter to do this for you - but that's so far beyond my abilities that I wouldn't even hazard a guess as to how complicated it would be to do this!
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Posted 10 April 2007 - 02:51 PM

Already stated he/she uses AOL, and personal opinion, AOL blows

Goes to show you what I know about AOL. Never seen it and never used it :thumbsup:
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Posted 10 April 2007 - 03:01 PM

Wow, I didn't think people actually still used AOL.

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Posted 10 April 2007 - 04:17 PM

I've only ever been with AOL since I first went on the net in 2002 so I don't know if other servers are better or worse. But if there's one thing about AOL I definitely don't like is their use of Indian personnel (in India) to handle techy enquiries, its a bleddy nightmare trying to understand their foreign accents, I've complained to AOL about it..




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