Subscriber Chester wrote to ask how to save a web page so he could access it again in the future:
Terry, how do I save a web page to thumbdrive or place on the computer? Help
That’s a pretty good question, but the underlying question is "why would you want to do this?"
Unless you’re afraid that the web site / web page will no longer be available in the future, it’s easier to add it to your Favorites / Bookmarks. All of the web browsers (IE, Firefox, Opera, Chrome, etc.) allow you to create folders in your favorites so that you can group your favorites in a way that makes sense (for example, putting all bookmarks for photo sites in one folder).
Well, I can remember one reason why I saved web sites to my hard drive (in the far past). I was still getting to the Internet via dial-up. Dial-up users might want to do that, as response time would be much, much faster.
Another reason would be if the ability to click on links in the web page is important to you. If you wanted to be able to click and follow the links at a later date, without going back to the original web page, you might save the web page to your hard drive.
Personally, I stopped saving web pages as web pages to my hard drive a long time ago. If I want to keep the information for later use, and not just make a bookmark, my choice is to print them to a PDF file using ClickBook. ClickBook will save them in PDF format with selectable and searchable text. ClickBook offers a free trial, too.
I don’t know why Chester wants to save web pages to his hard drive, but he can definitely do it with his web browser.
How? The process is similar, but the details depend on which web browser you use.
With Firefox 5, File > Save Page As… and pick "Web Page, complete" as the Save As Type. Firefox will save the web page as html and save all the images in a folder, with the web page linking to the images in the folder.
With Internet Explorer 9, same process File > Save As… and pick "Webpage, complete (*.htm, *.html)"
Internet Explorer also gives the option to save in an "archive" format that is supported by IE and Opera.
In Opera, click on the Opera icon on the icon bar, select Page > Save As… Then pick "HTML file", "HTML file with Images" or "Web archive (single file)."