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Q: Download my Site to Harddrive Using FrontPage ( Answered 4 out of 5 stars,   2 Comments )
Subject: Download my Site to Harddrive Using FrontPage
Category: Computers > Internet
Asked by: tucsonjim-ga
List Price: $10.00
Posted: 19 Jul 2004 09:22 PDT
Expires: 18 Aug 2004 09:22 PDT
Question ID: 376137
I am using FrontPage 2002 and want to know if there is a way to
download my site through FrontPage to my harddrive. I can't see a way?

Request for Question Clarification by aceresearcher-ga on 19 Jul 2004 09:29 PDT

Do you require that this be done through FrontPage, or will another method do?

What Operating System and browser are you using?



Clarification of Question by tucsonjim-ga on 19 Jul 2004 10:43 PDT
Hi Aceresearcher,
Yes I need to do it through FrontPage because it's the only
access I have to the server. I'd FTP in a heartbeat if I had
the server address, but I don't. It's a long story but it's
my server, run by a guy who's giving me a hard time and won't
give me the server address, and so on. 

So, for now, as a work-a-round I was hoping to get a copy of my site
through FrontPage. My OS is Win-XP Home, and my browser 
is MSIE6. Hope you can help.
Subject: Re: Download my Site to Harddrive Using FrontPage
Answered By: aceresearcher-ga on 19 Jul 2004 11:16 PDT
Rated:4 out of 5 stars

I recommend that you try saving the web pages from your site
one-by-one using Internet Explorer.

For each page on your site (in Internet Explorer): 

Click on the "File" menu in the upper left-hand corner of Internet
Explorer, Select "Save As", browse to the folder where you want to
save it (You may want to click the "New Folder" icon and create a
folder called "My Website").

This should save all of the files associated with that page, including
.jpgs, .gifs, and .css .

Make sure that the filename is what you want it to be, that Save As
Type is "Web Page, complete (*.htm, *.html), and that Encoding is
"Unicode UTF-8".

Here's a tutorial on the "Save As" command, from .net magazine:

If this does not work for you, please post a Clarification stating
that, and I'll work with you to get the job done.

If you are able to do so, posting your website address would be
helpful (put a space before and after each dot [.] if you wish to
avoid a hyperlink to that address).

Before Rating my Answer, if you have any Questions about or problems
with the above information, please post a Request for Clarification,
and I will see what I can do for you.



Request for Answer Clarification by tucsonjim-ga on 23 Jul 2004 08:12 PDT
Phew...this is a toughie. I really don't like to have a researcher
spend his or her time an not get paid, and yet there was no way that I
could use Internet Explorer to download the pages one-by-one. The site
has 14,000 files and is 825Mb in size, it would have taken forever.
Also, with this method how would I get the images folders, Java files,
Javascript files and so on? I wouldn't.

Here's what I did do. I found that I could download from within
FrontPage 2002 by going to MENU/OPEN which opens the website tree
structure, and then right clicking which opens a dropdown menu, and
then clicking on SendTo. I sucessfully downloaded the whole site this
way, yep it took quite a while but we got the site.

I also found that once I entered the site address in My Network Places
that I could then download from Microsoft Explorer (not MSIE).

So, aceresearcher, please tell me what you think?
tucsonjim-ga rated this answer:4 out of 5 stars
This is a really good answer, but can only be applied to smaller
websites as it becomes too time-consuming as you go up in website
size. It does get the job done though.

Subject: Re: Download my Site to Harddrive Using FrontPage
From: paulstamatiou-ga on 23 Jul 2004 00:03 PDT
Don't do it one by one!  Simply use Mozilla Firefox 0.9.2 with the
SpiderZilla extension easily obtainable from and it will automatically make a folder
with every page on your domain.  I tested it out on and
specified 5 link depth and it came back with over 1,000 pages and
500megs, very cool little util. i must say.
Subject: Re: Download my Site to Harddrive Using FrontPage
From: tucsonjim-ga on 23 Jul 2004 08:20 PDT
Hi paulstamatiou,
Wow, what a great answer. It's too late for me now, because I've
already downloaded the site by using the workaround described above,
but as a webdesigner this looks like it could be a great tool for me,
I'll give it a try.

Now I have another problem, if you post a comment with an answer for
me, and I use it, shouldn't I be paying you?

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