How to Save Web Pages in Internet Explorer 11

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How to Save Web Pages in Internet Explorer 11. Getty Images (pictafolio #183266434)

 ​This tutorial is only intended for Windows users running the IE11 Web browser.

There are several reasons why you may want to save a copy of a Web page to your hard drive, ranging from offline reading to source code analysis. No matter your motive, Internet Explorer 11 makes it very easy to store pages locally. Depending on the page's structure, this could include all of its corresponding code as well as images and other multimedia files.

Open your Internet Explorer browser and click on the Gear icon, also known as the Action or Tools menu, located in the upper right-hand corner of your browser window. When the drop-down menu appears, hover your mouse cursor over the File option. A sub-menu should now appear. Click on the choice labeled Save as.

You can also utilize the following keyboard shortcut in lieu of clicking on this menu item: CTRL+S

At this point, a standard Windows ​Save Webpage dialog should be displayed, overlaying your browser window. Select the exact location on your hard drive or removable disk where you would like to save the current page. You can also modify the filename if you like, although it is recommended that you leave file type as is.

Once you have chosen a suitable location on your hard drive or removable disk, click on the Save button to complete the process. The Web page file(s) have now been saved in the location of your choice.