Of Lost Threads and How to Save Them

Grey One Jun 15, 2007

  1. Grey One

    Grey One TrainBoard Supporter

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    As we all know nothing on the web is forever. Something I have been doing for a long time is saving threads I don't want to loose to my local hardrive. It is easy:
    1. Click File
    2. Choose "Save Page As" "Save As" or some variation depending on your browser
    3. Create a folder for saved threads
    4. Create a folder for the thread you want to save
    5. Save the thread in that folder
    Important Note:
    The "HTM" files will be in the "\How To" folder. Not in the folder you saved the page to. I would suggest trying it a few times to see what I mean. It is easy.

    My hardrive looks something like this:
    Trains > How To > Make Drawbars
    Trains > How To > Fix Kato num 4 turnouts - John Sing
    Trains > How To > Prepare shells for painting

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    Notes:
    For a multi page thread you would have to save each page to the same folder
    If the thread is updated you would have to resave.
    Some browsers have "Make available off line". I personaly do not trust that as much as my method.
     
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  2. Ed M

    Ed M Passed away May 2012 In Memoriam

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    As we all know nothing on the web is forever. Something I have been doing for a long time is saving threads I don't want to loose to my local hardrive.

    Good suggestion. Then don't forget to backup your hard drive..... Something I need to start doing.

    Regards

    Ed
     
  3. Matthew Roberts

    Matthew Roberts TrainBoard Member

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    And back up the back-ups... :)
     
  4. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Yes. I burn two of everything.

    I keep track of interesting threads via a bookmark folder in Favorites.

    :D

    Boxcab E50
     
  5. GP30

    GP30 TrainBoard Member

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    Archive.org has pages of Trainboard all the way back to April of 2000
     
  6. Grey One

    Grey One TrainBoard Supporter

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    Yes, "Favorites" can be very useful but
    What if the site goes away for any reason?
    Looking through 10s of poorly organized or named favorites can take a long long time.
     
  7. FriscoCharlie

    FriscoCharlie Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Moving this thread to the Support forum...
     

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