remember last download location per website

  • When Opera is set to ask for location before downloading, the save dialog will default to the last folder where whatever file has been downloaded to.

    However you often have repetitive download tasks that depend very much on the domain/website. For example you get regularly every week a pdf from website W1 and store it in location L1, then a pdf from W2 to L2, then a video from W3 to the video folder etc.

    Currently you have to navigate the folder list to choose the right folder unless the most recently downloaded file went into the same folder. Much of that effort could be saved if opera kept a smart history with last download location per most similar url (or t least same domain), and launches the save dialog with the path parameter.

    For example Firefox remembers the download location per domain.

  • sorry but i think this is unnecessary

  • Sorry, but this is both a frequent and serious issue for me. I just came back curious how this suggestion is perceived.

    If you always download from a different site, it's not your use case and I can fully understand that from your perspective it appears unnecessary.

    Are there Opera users with the same use case who regularly download files (literature, exercises etc.) from same web pages and organize them in a folder structure? I know, many of such users are on Firefox.

  • I don't sort downloads initially (I download most of my files to desktop anyway and clean my desktop when it fills itself up), but I can see good uses for such feature - thereby +1 :)

    But I agree that such feature must be smart. I would want all downloads go into default folder and ability to set specific location for specific domains; blindly remembering dowload locations for every domain would be not that good.

  • It's more than a year later... and I'd still like to see the Firefox behavior (remembering the download location on a per site basis) in Opera. Even if it was just an extension! It's one of those minor things that just helps make the browser feel more helpful... and it's something that I miss having switched from Firefox to Opera.

  • The fact that the opera tries to keep everything in one folder is very annoying. What kind of fool decided that this behavior is correct?

  • What kind of fool decided that this behavior is correct?

    Bill Gates? :-)

    Having unique folders for downloads, images, documents, etc is something that started in OS.

    The fact that the opera tries to keep everything in one folder is very annoying

    You can enable the setting to be asked where to save downloads all the time.

  • You can enable the setting to be asked where to save downloads all the time.

    Yes. I enabled this option. But starting folder is always the same. Every time I have to choose the save path. It's not very convenient when you need to sort a lot of downloads into folders.

  • Usually, the programs in Windows store the last selected folder. And the next time the file save dialog uses it. But not Opera.

  • But starting folder is always the same. Every time I have to choose the save path

    Here it usually remembers the last used folder.

  • Here it usually remembers the last used folder.

    It doesn't.

  • It doesn't.

    As I said, it does it here. :-) Maybe you should try with a new profile or a new installation.

  • I press on a link to download a file. Save file dialog opens "D:" folder. I choose to save file to "D:\Music\Podcasts\June 2015". File starts to download. I click on next link. Save file dialog opens "D:" folder again. But it should open the folder "D:\Music\Podcasts\June 2015".

  • Maybe the download should finish first to "fix" your new path?
    It should work as Leo has described.

  • You can put Shortcuts to the needed folders into Downloads folder or put them into SendTo right click menu.

  • If every download goes to the same place, the downloads are easy to find.

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