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Is there a way to download the whole profile of a user (not mine) with WinHTTRACK or Offline explorer or some other similar tool? I need the settings.

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In general, the best tool I have found for website copying is httrack, but it depends on Facebook’s robots.txt which probably won't allow you to copy other people’s profiles using a tool like that.

The specifics of what you need to do to download someone else's page depends on your browser but for example, in Firefox you simply do: right clickSave page as... and it will save a HTML copy of the page which you can open offline.

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When I want to download a whole bunch of pages quickly from a website, I use site sucker:


Is this what you are looking for?

For windows you might want to consider downloading cygwin, and using a command like this to download a website:

wget -r http://my.site.to.download.com
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So, the website itself doesn't download the pages but an app? – Jacob Jan Tuinstra Feb 5 '13 at 21:33
No, software you mentioned is for OS X. – user33962 Feb 6 '13 at 11:18
What about form login? – user33962 Feb 7 '13 at 21:22
Do you have the credentials? – user89861 Feb 14 '13 at 19:09
But this wouldn't include any content loaded via JavaScript/Ajax. – unor Apr 10 '13 at 7:17

If you're happy with saving the page as a PDF, you have at least a couple of options:

Open any web page inside Google Chrome, press Ctrl+P (or Cmd+P if you are on a Mac) to open the Print dialog and change the destination printer to “Save as PDF.”

  • If you're on Mac OS X you can save almost anything as a PDF, from the Print dialog in any application: Click File → Print, click the PDF button and select Save as PDF.
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