Website Downloader

Martin Brinkmann
Nov 24, 2005
Updated • Apr 29, 2013

WinHTTrack is an easy-to-use program that you can use to make available Internet pages or entire websites for offline use. It allows you to download a World Wide website from the Internet to a local directory, building recursively all directories, getting HTML, images, and other files from the server to your computer.

WinHTTrack arranges the original site's relative link-structure. Simply open a page of the 'mirrored' website in your browser, and you can browse the site from link to link, as if you were viewing it online. WinHTTrack can also update an existing mirrored site, and resume interrupted downloads. WinHTTrack is fully configurable, and has an integrated help system. NOTES: WinHTTrack is the Windows release of HTTrack.

HTTrack 3.44-1 Offline Browser Utility

HTTrack is a free offline browser utility that allows you to download www. Sites directly from the internet and arrange them in a local directory. This recursively builds all directories, HTML, images, and various other files from the server to your computer. HTTrack works with the original site and its relative link-structure.

Offline viewing is similar to collecting a library of websites, text and images. You are able to browse these sites as if you were online when you are actually offline. If you anticipate that you will be offline for any given reason and still need to access online information, this is a great way to do it. Of course, you can only view what you download to the local directory.

The result is the ability to browse any site from any link to any other link as long as they are downloaded to the local directory. All you have to do is open the mirrored page of the website in your browser as though you were viewing online. Offline viewing can be advantageous when you have multiple sites that you need to cross-reference while offline. Now HTTrack will update existing mirrored sites and any interrupted downloads will be resumed. It can be fully configured to needed specifications and includes an integrated help system to make it easy to use for beginners.

The Windows 200/XP/Vista/7 release of HTTrack is called WinHTTrack. The Linux/Unix/BSD release version is WebHTTrack. Most Unix versions are available, including Ubuntu, of course. This is convenient for users utilizing virtualization and running multiple operating systems. You can download as many versions of HTTrack as needed to fit VHDs or multiple boot systems. All versions are available on the download page, including versions for both 32-bit and 64-bit systems. Download from the following link:

You will immediately notice that a version is available for virtually any operating system. Be sure to choose the right one or it simply will not work. This is only mentioned for those running more than one operating system on a single computer as mentioned above. It is an easy mistake to make; installing the wrong download to the wrong operating system.


Another link includes all Documentation for HTTrack. Anything that you need to know about the latest version of HTTrack is here. Simply click on the desired header for specifics. The information is too extensive to detail here, but you can find all of the specifics here:

For the truly technical users out there, you can get all of the specifics regarding the release changes from a link on the same page links above. For your convenience, the link to the release changes in the current edition is included here:

The utility is pretty much the same as before, with many minor changes that create improvements that may be significant to some and unapparent to other users. Regardless, this is a useful utility which any user can utilize as an offline browsing utility.


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  1. ilev said on August 4, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    Doesn’t Windows 8 know that www. or http:// are passe ?

    1. Martin Brinkmann said on August 4, 2012 at 7:57 pm

      Well it is a bit difficulty to distinguish between domains and files for instance.

    2. Leonidas Burton said on September 4, 2023 at 4:51 am

      I know a service made by google that is similar to Google bookmarks.

  2. VioletMoon said on August 16, 2023 at 5:26 pm

    @Ashwin–Thankful you delighted my comment; who knows how many “gamers” would have disagreed!

  3. Karl said on August 17, 2023 at 10:36 pm


    The comments section under this very article (3 comments) is identical to the comments section found under the following article:

    Not sure what the issue is, but have seen this issue under some other articles recently but did not report it back then.

  4. Anonymous said on August 25, 2023 at 11:44 am

    Omg a badge!!!
    Some tangible reward lmao.

    It sucks that redditors are going to love the fuck out of it too.

  5. Scroogled said on August 25, 2023 at 10:57 pm

    With the cloud, there is no such thing as unlimited storage or privacy. Stop relying on these tech scums. Purchase your own hardware and develop your own solutions.

    1. lollmaoeven said on August 27, 2023 at 6:24 am

      This is a certified reddit cringe moment. Hilarious how the article’s author tries to dress it up like it’s anything more than a png for doing the reddit corporation’s moderation work for free (or for bribes from companies and political groups)

  6. El Duderino said on August 25, 2023 at 11:14 pm

    Almost al unlmited services have a real limit.

    And this comment is written on the dropbox article from August 25, 2023.

  7. John G. said on August 26, 2023 at 1:29 am

    First comment > @ilev said on August 4, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    For the God’s sake, fix the comments soon please! :[

  8. Kalmly said on August 26, 2023 at 4:42 pm

    Yes. Please. Fix the comments.

  9. Kim Schmidt said on September 3, 2023 at 3:42 pm

    With Google Chrome, it’s only been 1,500 for some time now.

    Anyone who wants to force me in such a way into buying something that I can get elsewhere for free will certainly never see a single dime from my side. I don’t even know how stupid their marketing department is to impose these limits on users instead of offering a valuable product to the paying faction. But they don’t. Even if you pay, you get something that is also available for free elsewhere.

    The algorithm has also become less and less savvy in terms of e.g. English/German translations. It used to be that the bot could sort of sense what you were trying to say and put it into different colloquialisms, which was even fun because it was like, “I know what you’re trying to say here, how about…” Now it’s in parts too stupid to translate the simplest sentences correctly, and the suggestions it makes are at times as moronic as those made by Google Translations.

    If this is a deep-learning AI that learns from users’ translations and the phrases they choose most often – which, by the way, is a valuable, moneys worthwhile contribution of every free user to this project: They invest their time and texts, thereby providing the necessary data for the AI to do the thing as nicely as they brag about it in the first place – alas, the more unprofessional users discovered the translator, the worse the language of this deep-learning bot has become, the greater the aggregate of linguistically illiterate users has become, and the worse the language of this deep-learning bot has become, as it now learns the drivel of every Tom, Dick and Harry out there, which is why I now get their Mickey Mouse language as suggestions: the inane language of people who can barely spell the alphabet, it seems.

    And as a thank you for our time and effort in helping them and their AI learn, they’ve lowered the limit from what was once 5,000 to now 1,500…? A big “fuck off” from here for that! Not a brass farthing from me for this attitude and behaviour, not in a hundred years.

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