How Can I Download A Website?

Hi Elizabeth,

Just wondering… is there a way to save the contents of a website?

I created a web site when we started the adoption of my daughter. It contains several pages, but I haven’t updated it in a couple of years. I now maintain a “Blogspot” page instead.

I pay very little for the site (runs me less than $50 a year) but no longer want to keep it running. I plan on canceling the hosting of the page, but before I do that, I want to save everything on it. Especially the timeline I created for each step of the adoption process!

Is there a way to save it all like a multi-page document???

Here is the web site: jodiandtomshaw.com
Any help would be appreciated!

All the Best, Jodi

Dear Jodi,

There is a way to download a website to your computer! I sometimes do this to save information.

Here is how to download a website:

Internet Explorer.

1. Go to the first page you want to save in your website.

2. Tap the “Alt” key on your keyboard to display the menu bar, then click on “File”.

3. In the File menu, click on “Save As…”.

4. A dialog box will open allowing you to select the location you want to save your page to. Make sure “Webpage, complete” is selected in the “Save as type:” box.

5. Click the “Save” button.

6. Repeat for each page on the site you want to save.

Google Chrome:

1. Go to the first page you want to save in your website.

2. Click on the small wrench icon in the upper-right corner of the window.

3. Click on “Save Page As” in the menu.

4. A dialog box will open allowing you to select the location you want to save your page to. Make sure “Webpage, complete” is selected in the “Save as type:” box.

5. Click the “Save” button.

6. Repeat for each page on the site you want to save.

I hope this helps you save your precious memories! I enjoyed reading some of the information on your site as I wrote this answer.

Elizabeth

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    • Bex
    • July 21, 2012

    Download a program called ‘wget’ from the internet – the program is free and there is a distribution for windows. You may want to google wget first, to see if you will like it, as you need to run it through the command prompt in Windows. It will download your entire website, as one file, with all links, etc, working, as though you were on the internet.

    • DDLong1962
    • July 21, 2012

    Hi, Elizabeth:

    I want to use this same technique for my PINTEREST boards, in the event should my boards be ‘deleted’ or Pinterest shut down.
    Is this possible?
    I tried using the method for IE above, but it doesn’t display the file correctly after I save it.

    Also, when using this method for IE, which ENCODING ‘style’ should I choose?

    Most sincerely and with many thanks,

    DD

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