Today's main browsers allow us to use an offline mode, which will allow us to browse web pages that we have previously visited, without the need for a network connection at that time. If you are interested in this feature, you have come to the right place. We explain how you can open web pages offline .
How to view a web page offline with Chrome and Firefox
In the first place, we are going to put ourselves in the simplest case, which consists of saving one or more URLs on our computer , to be able to consult them later without the need for an Internet connection.
In this case, what we need to do is access these websites to be able to save their content on the hard drive of our computer and be able to view it later. Once you are inside the page in question that you want to save, you just have to click on any blank space with the right button of the mouse, and select the option " Save as ".
This will open a new window, in which we can specify the path of our hard drive where we want to save the information, as well as the format. In this case you can put the name you want, but in the file type make sure to select " Complete web page ".
This will create a new folder on your computer, inside which all the HTML code will be stored, and all the elements that are part of the page that you have saved. You can view the content at any time by double clicking on the HTML file.
How to download an entire website for offline viewing
The method that we explained to you in the previous step works quite well if you want to save a small number of URLs. Logically this is not feasible if you want to save a complete website, containing tens or even hundreds of pages inside.
Fortunately, there is a tool that will allow us to save the entire website in a very simple and fast way. It is WebCopy , a small program available for free that we can install on our Windows 10 computer.
The first step we need to take is to access the official WebCopy website to download this great program. Once the download is complete, you just have to install it like any other Windows program. Your assistant will guide you through the entire process , you just have to click next two or three times.
The installation process is fairly quick and will only take a few seconds to complete.
Once you have finished installing WebCopy, you just have to open this great tool to enjoy all its features.
The WebCopy interface is quite simple to use. At the top of the interface we see the options to select the website that we want to store on our computer, as well as the path where we want to save the files.
Once these parameters have been specified, we only need to click on the " Copy " button that appears on the right to save all the content of said website.
We can also use the Scan button, to analyze all the content that this website contains, in this way we can save only those parts that interest us. This is especially useful if we want to use this tool with a website that contains thousands of pages.
The process of saving an entire website can take a long time, depending on the number of pages that site contains. The image below shows an example of a small website that I have saved using this tool.
Here ends our tutorial on how to save a website for later reference without the need for an Internet connection.