The ghost of a site

So I had the need in my work the other day to archive a web forum before its retirement. I of course could take a database backup but I wanted something a bit more accessible than that. At some point I had the idea of an html archive.

Enter HTTrack. Enter a URL, specify a local project folder and this app will create a complete working copy of the website on your local computer complete with images, css, etc. File attachments in the forum didn’t come through very well (Word docs got parsed into xml pieces) but overall I was very impressed!