How to download a website using HTTrack

What is HTTrack?

HTTrack is an open source and easy to use offline browser utility. It enables us to download any site to our computer by getting HTML, images and other files from server to our local computer. Well! Let us see How to use HTTrack Website copier.

How to download a website with HTTrack by alltechtricks

How to download a website using HTTrack

To download a site using HTTrack, follow these simple steps.

  • First you need to download HTTrack software. It’s a free tool and you can get it here.
  • After the software is downloaded, install it on your computer and launch the software.
  • You can see a window same as below. Here every website is treated as a New Project. Click on Next to continue.

HTTrack website copier

  • A new window will appear asking for a project name and category. Enter them according to your wish. Here you can see Base path which is the location where you want to save your website. Click on Next to continue.

how to use httrack copier

  • Here you have to enter the website address (URL) in the text area provided and you can use the Action option according to your requirement. In this case, just leave it as download website(s) and click on Next button.

adding web address to httrack

  • Now another window appear, just click on Finish button and your download will be started.

how to download any website using HTTrack tool

  • Here you can see the status of your download. Wait until the website is downloaded to your computer. If you want, you can cancel the download by clicking on cancel button.

downloading status

  • Now click on View error log to check for errors. If you find any errors like duplicate of web pages then fix them manually. If you find more errors, then it’s better to download another copy of the website again by using HTTrack.
  • You can see your downloaded site by clicking on Browse Mirrored Website button. Click on  Finish button to download another website to your computer.

check for errors in HTTrack

  • You can also open the website in another way. All you need to do is, just go to the Base path (here C:UsersajithMywebsites) i.e. the location where you’ve saved your website. There you can see index.html file. Just click on that file to open your downloaded website.

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