File Type

File Type

The File Type pane of the Settings dialog provides the following controls:


Use settings under this tab to specify which file types SiteSucker is allowed to download. (SiteSucker uses media types to identify different file types, since this is standard information included in the Internet headers.) The following options are available:

  • Allow All File Types - Download all files regardless of file type
  • Allow Specified File Types - Only download the specified file types
  • Disallow Specified File Types - Download all file types except the specified file types

Note: SiteSucker always downloads HTML and CSS files regardless of this setting.

If the Allow Specified File Types or Disallow Specified File Types setting is selected, you can choose from the following options (shown with representative media types):

  • Archives - application/zip, application/tar, application/stuffit, …
  • Audio - audio/aiff, audio/mp3, audio/wav, audio/au, …
  • Images - image/jpeg, image/gif, image/tiff, image/png, …
  • Video - video/avi, video/mpg, video/x-ms-asf, … (SiteSucker Pro only)
  • Custom Types - as specified under the Custom Types tab

Custom Types and HTML Types

If the Custom Types option is selected under the Filter tab, then settings under the Custom Types tab let you specify which media types SiteSucker should allow or disallow.

Settings under the HTML Types tab let you specify which media types SiteSucker should treat as HTML. When SiteSucker downloads one of these files, it scans it for URLs.

Note: You can use the Log Media Types option under the Log settings to determine the media types of downloaded files.


To add a new media type to the Custom Types or HTML Types, click the Plus button and enter the new media type.

To remove media types, select the media types that you want to remove and click the Minus button.

To select a custom type (for the Filter setting) or a file type to treat as HTML, check the box next to the media type in the table.