How do you download an entire website?

Richard Weeden April 20, 2013
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How does one download an entire website?

What software does one use to download an entire website?

Why aren’t more people interested in doing this?

Thanks.

  1. James Bruce
    April 25, 2013 at 7:14 am

    More people don't do this because the web is an interactive and dynamic media, and by downloading a site you break that aspect. You'll have a dysfunctional and old copy of the page forever. Unless it's some kind of extremely niche topic thats likely to go offline, but thats fairly unlikely. Also, a lot of sites are members only - so you couldn't download the contents of a protected forum, for instance.

  2. Paul Pruitt
    April 21, 2013 at 1:22 pm

    Download Expressions 4 from Microsoft, it's Front Page's successor and now freeware: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=36179

    Then go to the Site Menu -> Choose "New site" -> Leave it on "General" -> Choose where you want to save the site and the name of the folder for it to be saved in -> Choose "Import Site Wizard" -> Choose the OK button -> Change the Connection in the drop-down box to Http and fill in the other requested info -> Click Next and then Next again and the site will start downloading.

    The bonus is now you have the site downloaded and editable in a really great Web editor that I think considering it is free, surpasses Adobe Dreamweaver.

  3. Degenerated S
    April 21, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    rather than installing a third party software..you should try this firefox plugin -- scrapbook -- https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/firefox/addon/scrapbook/

  4. susendeep dutta
    April 21, 2013 at 10:49 am

    Many people are not doing such things because they are now using portable gadgets and they are always or most of the time connected to internet.For many of their time,they used to use Google reader and similar stuffs which downloads their articles of their favorite sites..

  5. Chris Marcoe
    April 20, 2013 at 9:32 pm

    As opposed to answering your question, Justin Pot wrote a whole article about it, today.

    http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/how-do-i-download-an-entire-website-for-offline-reading/

    I'm betting you will find what you need there.

  6. Oron Joffe
    April 20, 2013 at 2:23 pm

    You could also use WGET (a command line tool).

  7. Manide
    April 20, 2013 at 12:28 pm

    You may want to view this topic too: http://www.makeuseof.com/answers/whats-the-best-software-for-saving-websites-offline/
    Reading those answers could help you more.

  8. Chinmay Sarupria
    April 20, 2013 at 9:23 am

    HTTrack Website Copier is capable of downloading entire website.
    http://www.httrack.com/

  9. ha14
    April 20, 2013 at 8:42 am

    How To Save A Complete Webpage For Offline Reading
    http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/save-complete-webpage-offline-reading/

    well perhaps downloading hundreds of web pages takes kind of organization, and if a file is deleted then offline web page can be difficult to read it.

  10. vasu goyal
    April 20, 2013 at 6:18 am
    • MakeUseOf TechGuy
      April 25, 2013 at 6:59 am

      Boo for shouting, boo for linking to Cnet.

  11. Bruce Epper
    April 20, 2013 at 3:23 am

    Many web spiders will allow saving websites for offline browsing. When I used to do this on a regular basis, I used Teleport Pro. I haven't used it since the late 90x, but it looks like it is still maintained and has had significant improvements since then.

  12. Uchitha Jayathissa
    April 20, 2013 at 3:13 am
  13. Uchitha Jayathissa
    April 20, 2013 at 3:13 am

    Use a Web SIte Capturing application like HTTRACK. You can Download the entire website or you can filter what you need.

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