Downloading a website to my hard drive

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by manito2000, Sep 24, 2008.

  1. manito2000 macrumors member

    Feb 15, 2005
    Trying to figure out what kind of application I need in order to download to my hard drive...please advise... My intent is to download links and files that are in the website (mp3's and a couple pdf's)

  2. morespce54 macrumors 65816


    Apr 30, 2004
    Around the World
    You could try SiteSucker ( or any alternative softwares/sharewares/freewares (

    Please not that even with the best software, you might not be able to download all files from a Website. Lots of Websites have a robot text file that prevent some files (or any) from being downloaded without an explicit FTP access (or a conventional Web browser access).
  3. reclusivemonkey macrumors 6502


    Jun 2, 2008
    Sowerby Bridge, West Yorkshire, UK
    If you're not afraid of the Terminal, and you don't mind installing Fink, then wget is a very powerful tool for doing this. It can get around a lot of the problems that morespace54 mentioned because you can make wget provide the website with a user agent string so that it thinks its just a browser. However it will take some reading to fully utilise its power.

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