Tech Tips Home
The Best Tech Tips And Daily Deals
Newsletter On The Internet!

WorldStart Tech Tip And Store Search
Email: Password: Login Remember Me

Like what you see here? Subscribe to the Tech Tips newsletter!   Email: Subscribe

Finders Keepers

Friday, November 19th, 2004 by | Filed Under: Using The Internet

Finders Keepers

You’ve searched high and low for that specific information on that particular web site, but you don’t want to add it to your Favorites because the list is so long it can hardly be considered a “favorites” anymore (whew!). So, what do you do?

I say, you found it, so keep it!

You can save it as a Web Archive. This little trick lets you save the must-have web page in all its glory without needing to remember the long www.blahblahblah or anything else for that matter.

Okay, I know what you’re going to say. You already know how to save web pages to your computer as html files so why should you save them as web archives?

Well, let me tell you why.

Saving the page as a Web Page, complete (htm, html) file puts the web page plus a large folder on your computer (the folder has all the stuff the page needs). Usually it takes a while and that darn folder is full of junk that is just unnecessarily eating up space. Now, compare that to the one, simple little file a Web Archive makes. No folders, no junk, just the good stuff.

Here’s how you do it:

Let’s say you’re cruising along the web and viola, there it is. The one page of information you have been searching for. Say a quiet, heartfelt thank you, then stealthily go to your browser’s menu and choose File / Save As .

A new window pops-up and lets you choose where you want to save it (I’m stashing mine right on my desktop), what you want to name it, and how you want to save it.

Once you’ve picked the save location and name, go to the Save as type: pull down menu and choose Web Archive, single file (*.mht) , then click the Save button.


That’s it, you’re finished. Now, whenever you want to check out that precious info, you just have to open the file you saved. Cool.

~ Kim Ganues

Leave a Reply

Like these tips? Get them for FREE in your email!

WorldStart's Tech Tips Newsletter

  • Tech Tips Daily - Become a tech pro! Get the very best tech and computer help sent directly to your email every weekday!

  • Tech Tips Weekly - If you don't want our Tech Tips newsletter every day, then sign up for this weekly newsletter to get the best information of the week. Sent on Fridays.

Other Newsletters

  • WorldStart's Daily Deals - Every week, we send out great deals in our Daily Deals newsletter. Many of these deals are exclusively for our Daily Deals newsletter subscribers and can't be found with our regular specials.

  • Just For Grins - Each issue includes a couple clean jokes, some funny quotes, and a hilarious reader's story. Newsletter is sent five days a week.

Enter Email Address:


Your e-mail address is safe with us!
We only use it to send you the newsletters you request. It is NEVER disclosed to a third party for any reason, ever! Plus, if you decided you don't like our newsletters (don't worry, you'll love them), unsubscribing is fast and easy.

Free Newsletter Signup

Tech Tips Daily

Become a tech pro! Get the very best tech and computer help sent directly to your email every weekday!

Tech Tips Weekly

The week's best in tech and computer help. Get your issue sent to your email every Friday!

WorldStart's Daily Deals

The very best deals on the Internet! Get a new set of incredible sales every day of the week!

Just For Grins

Clean jokes, funny quotes, and hilarious comics. Sent 5 times a week straight to your email.


Love Worldstart? Refer A Friend!

WorldStart's Premium Membership

Tip Archive