Controlling Firefox Foxit PDF Reader Download Action Open Temp location

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  1. Devinco

    Devinco Registered Member

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    In Firefox, I set the Download Action for PDF to open with Foxit PDF Reader.
    It works great, however the pdf gets stored in C:\Documents and Settings\CURRENTUSERNAME\Local Settings\Temp. The files downloaded (opened from) here are not cleaned out when you empty the FF cache and it will bloat up the OS partition over time.
    I could just set the download action to download, but I would like it to open directly for the best user experience.

    How can I change the location where these temporary opened files are stored?
    Maybe somewhere like D:\My Downloads\.
     
  2. ErikAlbert

    ErikAlbert Registered Member

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    This might be a solution :
    1. Open Firefox.
    2. Click on Tools/Options/Downloads-tab
    3. The second radio-button allows you to choose a folder where all your downloaded files will be stored.
     
  3. WSFuser

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    erik, that will change teh download folder but if u open (instead of download) a file it will just be stored in your temp directory.

    Devinco if youre worried about disk space, just remember to regularly run a utility like ccleaner which will clear your temp directory. if u want to keep the file then u have to download the file and specify the location.

    i posted at teh mozillazine forums, ill post back if theres any solution.
     
  4. Devinco

    Devinco Registered Member

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    Thanks WSFuser! I appreciate that.
    If there is a solution, it would let the user open it right away and still have it in an easy to find location should they want it later.
     
  5. WSFuser

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    so far, the first response isnt very encouraging:

    if u want to keep track of the thread yourself, heres the link.
     
  6. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hello,
    Simplest answer: use CCleaner. When you clean the temporary files, that folder will be flushed.
    Mrk
     
  7. Devinco

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    I will keep track of the thread from now on.
    If I learn anything new, I'll post it here.

    I am a little wary of FF extensions that aren't on the main Mozilla site although the MozEx may be an option.

    Thanks again WSFuser!
     
  8. Devinco

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    That sounds like the best solution right now.

    Thanks Mrk!
     
  9. WSFuser

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    actually they are at Mozilla Add-ons:

    MozEX
    Save Link in Folder

    anyways i would go for the easiest solution and just clean ur PC once in a while. with CCleaner ur worries of an overfilled temp are gone.
     
  10. Devinco

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    Thank you!
     
  11. Devinco

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    Another solution is to use Eraser to securely delete the temporary file downloads that don't get cleared out with the cache.

    Run Eraser, create a new task.
    In the Data tab, Select Files on Folder.
    Browse to your temp folder similar to: C:\Documents and Settings\CURRENTUSER\Local Settings\Temp
    Check: Subfolders, Remove folder(s), and Only subfolders.
    Set a schedule for it if you like in the schedule tab. Click OK.
    The first time you erase them will take a while (mine had 315MB of temporary files), but after that, it is quick enough and done in the background.
    Any temporary files that are currently in use will be silently skipped.
    This will clear out all the temporary files and folders stored there, not just .pdf.
    You can selectively target specific file types with wild cards if you like.
     
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