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How to save an entire website to disk

by songstress79 / August 8, 2005 12:58 PM PDT

What would be the best program for downloading and saving an entire website into disk for offline browsing. I want it to look identical to the online version including links to files. For instance. If the page links to an excel file when I am offline I want to be able to click the link and view that file. Does anyone have any suggestions?


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Save As, (Web page, complete)
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / August 8, 2005 7:53 PM PDT

Assuming you have considered the usual copyright problems, goto File > Save As, and select "Web page, complete" in the "Save As type" option.

This should download all elements of any particular web page and create a folder where the elements are saved. You may have to right click the excel file and select "Save target as", and save it in the same folder. However if the link in the web page to the excel file is to another folder on the server, that may not work.

(For Firefox the options are File > Save Page As, Web page complete).


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Free Program
by jubahn / August 10, 2005 2:52 AM PDT
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Your reply was not properly responsive, sir.
by Bryan-H-Allen / October 31, 2013 4:07 AM PDT

Your reply was not properly responsive, sir.

The questioner's stated purpose was "for downloading and saving an entire website", not a whole web page. Typically, a website is comprised of multiple HTML files. Many browers enable the user to record a single HTML file's contents (or a rough approximation of them) and its cited, ancillary files. To my knowledge, the browsers of which I am aware do not enable the user to copy all HTML files—let alone other classes, like Excel—at the engaged page, let alone pages brached from that URL.

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This post is out of date.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 31, 2013 4:09 AM PDT

With many sites giving dynamic content, the old save rarely works except for old static pages.

This post is now closed due to its age.

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Here's a great web site copier. And can't beat the price.
by caktus / August 11, 2005 3:34 PM PDT
Webreaper 9.8 is a safe, clean, easy to use web site copier that copies an entire web site links, graphics and all. It's fast and entirely free.
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