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I want to save absolutely EVERYTHING I browse ?

 4:28 pm on Sep 22, 2011 (gmt 0)


I want to save absolutely EVERYTHING I browse, be it web pages, audio, video (all extensions). Just everything.
For a week I have been thinking about this. When I surf anything on the web I'm actually downloading it, so why shouldn't I keep it! why should I lose all the stuff I've already downloaded!

Anyway? add-on? software? .. etc .. and not necessarily in Firefox..

Please help me, and save me from unsaving everything.

[edited by: tedster at 12:18 am (utc) on Sep 23, 2011]
[edit reason] fix formatting [/edit]



 5:54 pm on Sep 22, 2011 (gmt 0)

everything is saved in your cache, depending what browser you use the cache is in a different place and the format may differ too, however it is there.

for firefox try entering about:cache in the address bar


 7:02 pm on Sep 22, 2011 (gmt 0)

I opened the cache folder in Firefox, but I get many folders with strange files in them like 08909d01 and no file extension!
How can I get the original files ?!


 7:40 pm on Sep 22, 2011 (gmt 0)

just click on them to view them in firefox.
they are all there - depending on what size you've set the cache to be of course.


 6:02 am on Sep 23, 2011 (gmt 0)

IDM or Avant browser can show you the download button when you watching videos or radios


 3:19 am on Oct 1, 2011 (gmt 0)

Thank you guys for the replies.
But unfortunately, this will not help me, for I only use Firefox and the cache it has is difficult to handle .
I want to save the title of every file and get every file with its extension.

I'm looking for a software that does this task, without having to download everything my self.

The concept of the software is easy : (Save as you browse) or (Save as you surf) or (download as you surf) ... etc.

So there might exist a software like that already.

Who can help me in the search for it?


 12:22 pm on Oct 1, 2011 (gmt 0)

Are you sure about "everything", including pages displayed when you access your bank account, online billing and payments etc?


 5:23 am on Oct 2, 2011 (gmt 0)

Of course not ... I mean everything except auth protected sites and pages or pages which I exclude manually.


 6:42 am on Oct 2, 2011 (gmt 0)

buy google


 7:05 am on Oct 2, 2011 (gmt 0)

There's the "obvious" click FILE then SAVE... and to help things along define your download directory. Make sure FF is set to save as html/images (I only save txt if I use that function, most times I only want a part so use cut and paste).

But do rethink "save everything"... even with today's large drives and hs connections, it won't take long to fill a drive... especially video... and even then, once you've got it, you'll have to index it yourself so you can find it. The "buy google" advice above makes perfect sense.

Do have to ask... why save EVERYTHING? 80% of the time what I hit is not what I want (with google) and 50% of bing is equally useless.


 7:13 am on Oct 2, 2011 (gmt 0)

I've gotta ask why? I just can't think of any reasonable reason why you would want to keep absolutely everything?

However one thing I thought of, which does assume you won't want the files when you are offline, is to book mark everything. Would make it easier to find as (I think) your book marks are saved by title and most browsers have some sort of built-in book mark search. But then you have to re-download the pages. As I say no good when offline.

Back to the why though, do you keep every newspaper, magazine you've ever bought?


 8:32 am on Oct 2, 2011 (gmt 0)

You could set your browser's history for something ridiculous like 365 days and never, ever empty the cache... And then watch what happens, since "empty your cache" is generally the very first suggested fix when your browser acts up. If nothing else, your browser should slow to a crawl as the weeks go by.


 5:59 am on Oct 3, 2011 (gmt 0)

If nothing else, your browser should slow to a crawl as the weeks go by.

Saves it all (just change the cache size to say... 50% of the DISK) but does not address the ability to find things since FF renames all incoming content in the cache to something which makes no sense.


 7:11 am on Oct 3, 2011 (gmt 0)

That's what your 365-day history is for. You don't have to find the file; your browser will.

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