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    Recommended Offline-Browsing Tool?

    Hello,

    I used a tool called LEECH which allows me to download the intranet site I've developed or even a website to my hard-disk. I can browse off-line which is useful when the server goes down.

    Problem with Leech is that it doesn't download attachments.
    So it will download a HTML page, but not the Powerpoint file which there's a link to.

    Can you please recommend me a download tool which CAN handle attachments as well?

    Rgds.

    Bob.

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    Re: Recommended Offline-Browsing Tool?

    Hi Bob

    I've played with a few of these, and the one I've found most reliable & configurable is HTTrack. It can be configured to download any kinds of filetype you want (and exclude any types as well). It also has the major advantage of being able to save files with names suitable for Joliet format CD-burning, and get the links right of course <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>. It will even save in 8.3 format names if you want. <img src=/S/free.gif border=0 alt=free width=30 height=15> too, of course.

    Alan

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    Re: Recommended Offline-Browsing Tool?

    Hello,

    Thanks for that. I'll experiment with it.

    Regards,

    BD

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    Re: Recommended Offline-Browsing Tool?

    Hi Alan:
    I'm wondering what others you've tried. I tried surf22pro.exe that was recommended by Fred Langa. I found that I very rarely use it, however, & wondered if you ever tried it. Perhaps I tried to download sites that were too large...most were tech type sites with numerous links to computer tips and it would take hours to download, even with DSL.

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    Re: Recommended Offline-Browsing Tool?

    I've not tried that tool Phil, so can't comment. The reason I settled on HTTrack is that (I found) it was the most reliable in terms of not missing pages and links, and being persistent enough to wait for the "difficult" ones to be served up.

    I've had similar experiences with large/ complex sites taking literally hours. Increasing the number of process threads can only improve things to the extent of how fast the target is prepared to serve up the pages. So I guess we're stuck with that - still, I don't mind it as a backgrounded activity on cable modem. And HTTrack is reliable at resuming a partial site download, but of course if dynamic page content has changed, that means going over old ground again.

    Alan

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