Dynamic modification of suggested file download directory based on URL, file type, or keyword
Original Publication Date: 2002-Sep-25
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-21
Dynamic modification of suggested file download directory based on URL, file type, or keyword While using a web browser it is common for users to invoke the browser's built-in "Save As" function to copy a file to their computer's hard disk. When selecting the "Save As" function, most browsers preselect a single download directory based on a system default or predefined user preference. Though the user has the ability to change this default download directory by modifying a preference; the user is still presented with a single choice for all file downloads. This disclosure proposes creating a process that would automate the selection of the default download directory based on a factor more closely aligned to how the user is going to retrieve the file at a later time. Instead of defaulting to a single, static download directory, the browser would use the web page's URL, the file type, or a special keyword within the page to dynamically create a suggested default download directory. Automating how the default directory is selected reduces the likelihood that the user would have to waste time using manual intervention to modify the directory or move the file later.