Saving a website to view it offline?

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  1. MacNoobGuy macrumors 6502

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    I'm looking for an App that'll save a website so that I can view a website in its entirety offline.

    How can I save it so that I get everything on the website? I don't want to be missing anything. Be great if I could just use an App to grab everything at one time.

    I'm running Firefox. What can people recommend?

    Thanks!
     
  2. prisstratton macrumors 6502

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    http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/sitesucker-download-whole-websites/
     
  3. MacNoobGuy thread starter macrumors 6502

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  4. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

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    Does Safari's File>Save As…>Web Archive not work for you?
     
  5. Consultant macrumors G5

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    As mentioned, try SiteSucker
    https://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/11634/sitesucker
    However most sites try to prevent downloading of a whole site and they might block you.

    He wants to download the whole site, not one page.
     
  6. MacNoobGuy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Is there another app I could try? I tried SiteSucker, but it wasn't able to save a lot of the pages on the website.

    Now I just basically want to save text that's on the website. I don't mind going to each individual page and saving it. What can I do?
     
  7. MacNoobGuy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Alright I just deleted SiteSucker and re-installed it, but I'm still unable to download the website.

    What else can I try?

    Please help me!

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    If I have to, I wouldn't mind just downloading every page to my HDD manually. How can I do this to make sure that all of the content is saved offline?
     
  8. Dark Dragoon macrumors 6502a

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    If you are ok with manually downloading each page, how about printing each page to PDF?
     
  9. MacNoobGuy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    How would this work? Each page I want to download has both text and videos...

    I can download the videos individually using the Firefox extension 'Flash Video Downloader', but what about the text?

    Thanks!
     
  10. Dark Dragoon macrumors 6502a

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    Ah didn't realise there was other media on the pages you needed.

    It depends then on how you would want to handle it then.
    Printing to PDF will in most cases (some websites it doesn't work) save the text and images. However any other media will not be saved, and only the page you are on when you print to PDF will be saved.

    If you are happy to do it all manually then you could for each page, print to PDF and then save the individual videos. However they will be separate files and will not appear in the saved PDF.

    May as well give it a go and see how well it works for the specific site you need as print to PDF is built in.
     
  11. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    I use an app from the Mac App Store called SiteSucker for this. Works great!
     
  12. Consultant macrumors G5

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    If you are having problem with site sucker, I am guessing the site blocks mass downloads, to keep people paying a subscription fee.
     
  13. MacNoobGuy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Alright I guess I could download each page individually. What's the best way to do this?
     
  14. Dark Dragoon macrumors 6502a

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    The simple built in way is to print to pdf.
    As in: File > Print, or Command + P. Then click the PDF button and save as PDF.
     
  15. MacNoobGuy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for your reply.

    I just tried using 'Mozilla Archive Format' but it only seems to save one tab at a time. I just want something that'll save the web pages I select.

    Could someone please walk me through the process?

    Thanks
     

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