1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

browsable copy of a website on my hard drive (Tool)

Discussion in 'All other topics' started by retroborg, Aug 27, 2007.

  1. retroborg

    retroborg Regular member

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2006
    Messages:
    141
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    26
    Hello,
    I would like to make a browsable copy of a website on my hard drive in HTML, HTM, including all its subdirectory structure, files (text, graphics, sound), links (As well as links pointing to other servers) and most importantly, its search engine. (So that when I type something in the “search index” box, it will find the appropriate page from that website, stored in my hard drive)

    The Website I’m interested in is:
    http://memory-alpha.org/en/wiki/Portal:Main

    What would be the best tool/program for this task?

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. nownthen

    nownthen Regular member

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2004
    Messages:
    752
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    26
    Older version of Internet Explorer had an option to make websites available offline. With that you were able to make most of the links and stuff to work depending of how many of the consecutive pages you wanted to copy to the hard drive. I just found out that IE 7 doesn't do that any more.

    If you do a search for viewing websites offline you can find some software that can do it.

    Here is a link to some freeware that just might be what you are looking for

    Wysigot Light

     
  3. retroborg

    retroborg Regular member

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2006
    Messages:
    141
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    26
    Well, if I can't get the search engine it will be no good, as that’s what makes that site so cool and manageable.
    Will I be able to get the search engine with any of the following tools?

    HTTrack (Free)
    http://www.httrack.com/

    Offline Explorer Pro
    http://www.metaproducts.com/mp/Offline_Explorer_Pro.htm

    Offline commander
    http://www.zylox.com/

    wget (free)
    http://www.gnu.org/software/wget/#downloading

    Teleport pro / ultra (commercial)
    http://www.tenmax.com/teleport/pro/

    Wysigot Light
    http://www.snapfiles.com/reviews/Wysigot_Light/wysigot.html
     
  4. Auslander

    Auslander Senior member

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2004
    Messages:
    5,432
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    116
    well, you could save a site page by page, but the search engine is designed to search for files on a server on the internet, not through folders on your personal computer. this would require a healthy change of code, which isn't really worth it or (from my knowledge) effectively feasible.
     

Share This Page