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Topic # 56763 22-Jan-2010 23:02 Send private message

Many useful websites dedicated to coding and useful technical or projects have all but hemorrhaged to the squatters like nu5eek, doma!nspon5or or are just lame paysites.

I just went to "http://www.rjam0r1m.com/rrw/" (changed some chars to avoid any possible traffic) which used to have a good collection of old audio codecs but it's also dead along with geocities which recently died like almost every other free web provider now.

I better quickly rip anything that's actually still left as my 2007 bookmarks are now more than 80% dead links, most simply being squatted to these crooks within only the past 6 months.
I have been trying to use the web archive to get many but the archive is obviously being hammered by people trying to look for the fave sites of times gone by and the poor internet archive is just not reposnding anymore.


I used to use something called Websnake many years ago to rip websites but what would be a modern alternative and preferably freeware or "lite and honestly priced" shareware/commercialware?

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  Reply # 292359 22-Jan-2010 23:19 Send private message

HTTrack website copier... http://www.httrack.com/



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  Reply # 292364 22-Jan-2010 23:32 Send private message

Super, I'll give it a try, looks quite comprehensive too, Excellent.

Now to buy a new hard drive to store it on, another 2TB here we come!

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  Reply # 292380 23-Jan-2010 00:11 Send private message

Beware the dreaded copyright!

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  Reply # 292400 23-Jan-2010 07:47 Send private message

I also use httrack also and works brilliantly. Don't forget the web archive which will probably have copies of all the sites that have since died.

Cheers, Matt.




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  Reply # 292424 23-Jan-2010 09:29 Send private message

hairy1: I also use httrack also and works brilliantly. Don't forget the web archive which will probably have copies of all the sites that have since died.

Cheers, Matt.

Just in-case anyone is wondering where the web archive is, its at http://www.archive.org/web/web.php



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  Reply # 292447 23-Jan-2010 11:56 Send private message

I have been using the web archive which is superb but I think so many others are also using it now so many sites such as the entire lot of geocities have met their demise that the poor web archive usually time out.

Htttrack worked brilliantly, thanks.

Amazingly the website for websnake is STILL up and still running, the applicatio is still for sale in glorious 640px width, complete with testomonials from "windows95.com" and similar retro logos from many other companies.

I don't care about copyright, I saving a copy of the sites for personal use, not making a mega-torrent out of them, though that's actually not such a silly idea, I have lots of now impossible to obtain stuff across these hard disks.

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