software: how to download web sites with winhttrack

  1. download, install and start winttrack (windows version of httrack)
  2. click next to start a new project
  3. type a project name
  4. choose base path
  5. click next
  6. choose action: download web site(s)
  7. type or paste website's url (one or more); to add a user and a password click on add url or type it like this http://[user]:[password]@[website], although it didn't worked on the site i've tested
  8. click set options
  9. go to scan rules tab
  10. in the type box select all and delete
  11. choose the file types you want to download with include and exclude links buttons or type +*.[file extension, jpg/png/html/exe] or -*.[file type]; the order is important
  12. go to build tab
  13. choose site structure (default) for the exact folder structure copy of the web site or choose html in web/, images/other in web/xxx, where xxx is the file extension to create folders by file extensions
  14. you can skip this step if you get the files you want, if not go to spider tab and choose spider: no robots.txt rules
  15. click ok
  16. click next
  17. click finish and wait
example: how to download all .torrent files from thepiratebay.org
  1. download, install and start winttrack (windows version of httrack)
  2. go to file - new project
  3. type a project name
  4. choose base path
  5. click next
  6. choose action: download web site(s)
  7. go to thepiratebay.org
  8. click on browse torrents to download all the .torrent files and/or click on a category to download them by categories
  9. copy the address and paste it in winhttrack
  10. click set options
  11. go to scan rules tab
  12. in the type box select all and delete
  13. type +*.torrent
  14. go to build tab
  15. choose html in web/, images/other in web/xxx, where xxx is the file extension
  16. click ok
  17. click next
  18. click finish and wait for a looong time
source: torrentfreak

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