files is one of FlashGet's most important features (aside from its blistering speed!).
FlashGet categorizes files into categories. Every downloaded file sorted in categories
will be moved to that specified hard drive directory.
Every job saved in the category MP3 will be moved to c:\download\mp3. When
placing files into the MP3 FlashGet directory, the actual file itself will be moved to
c:\download\mp3 on your hard drive.
There are three default
FlashGet categories: Download, Downloaded and Deleted. All
unfinished jobs are stored in Download, finished jobs are stored in Downloaded,
all deleted jobs are stored in Deleted. The only way to totally get rid of a job is
to delete it inside Deleted. It works just like the Windows Recycle Bin.
subcategories within categories
You can make Disk1 and Disk2 as subcategories under MP3. FlashGet lets you create as
many categories and subcategories as you like. You can change previously downloaded files
to any category at any time within FlashGet via Drag and Drop. That's because the actual
file moves when you move the download job, making management an integrated, no-hassle
If you download a huge
amount of files, then creating new categories is necessary. You can create
categories by going to the Category menu, or right
click on the tree view on the left. Options include New Category, Delete... , Move to... and Properties.
Options for Categories & downloaded items
options for moving and deleting jobs too. Go to the Tools menu, Options... and
then click the File Manager tab. Here you can make
decisions on what FlashGet should do when moving downloaded items to other categories as
well as how it should behave if the destination file already exists.
Moving FlashGet-downoaded files to a different drive
Sometimes you want to move the files FlashGet has downloaded to a different drive. This
could be because your hard drive has reached its capacity, archiving reasons or whatever.
It's recommended that you use FlashGet to do the job, otherwise there could be problems
with the download info database. Here are the steps:
- Create a
temporary category in FlashGet
- Move all the
files you want to move to the temporary category
- Change the
original category's default directory to the new directory where you would like your files
to be placed (for example D:\download)
- Move files
in temporary category back to their original category.
Tip: When asked: Also move downloaded file?, select YES.
Note: Do not specify
any category when downloading, just drag the finished job to the category you would
like it to be in.
What is FlashGet?
Getting started with FlashGet
in a hurry.
Managing download jobs
Getting info on the properties of your downloads, and learning about the different ways to
get FlashGet to do its stuff.
What's the meaning behind those funny icons?
The FlashGet menu items explained.
Getting those files organized.
Doing things your way. Changing this and that for a better FlashGet experience.
Tools > Options. All those
tabs explained! This is the heart of FlashGet.
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Credit where credit is due.