downloading forum within protected site

John Wilson
03/20/2005 12:09 pm
I am facing a complex problem. I am trying to download a forum within a protected site, therefore requiring the password for the protected site and the registration pass for the forum. (I have registered for the forum). What I have done is to open the forum within the browser window and entering all the required passes. I have also ticked the box "remember me". However, it does not seem to remember the registration information, only downloading the one page where u enter the registration information. My question therefore is threefold: Is it possible to download a forum and if possible, how is it done (how should i set the parameters for instance), is it possible to download a forum within a protected site and if possible, how is it done and why does the forum keep on requesting the secondary registration information? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. The prospects of saving pic by pic from the forum is painful.
Oleg Chernavin
03/21/2005 08:36 am
Can you please try the following two ways?

Browse to the logon page of the site using the internal Browser of Offline Explorer Pro.

If you need to download the site immediately and only once, you can proceed with the logon and begin downloading the desired pages using Offline Explorer Pro . The program will use the session cookies of the logged on site from the internal browser.

You can also record the logon form contents in a Project, so that Offline Explorer Pro will know how to log itself on whenever you wish to download the site. This is useful when you want to schedule the site download or perform it later, or if you want to update the downloaded site in the future.

Once you have entered your username and password on the logon page in the internal browser, press and hold the Alt + Ctrl keys on your keyboard, click the Logon (or Submit) button in the Web form and release the keyboard buttons. You should get a new Project that contains the Web form information recorded in the URL field.

Adjust the Project settings as you wish (set the Level and other parameters) and click the OK button to save the Project. You may begin downloading at any time.

Best regards,
Oleg Chernavin
MP Staff
John Wilson
04/03/2005 12:32 pm
Thank you for the reply. I am interested in the first way. I have logged in using the internal browser and it is working fine. I can use it normally like any browser without having to enter my registration information. Now I want to download it and that is where I get stuck. Your words "begin downloading the desired pages using offline explorer Pro" sounds simple enough but where do I find the command? I tried rightclicking, there is no option. I have tried the download button but then I am back to square 1. I have tried everything. In short, how do I download a webpage that I have accessed in the internal browser. If I know this, it would solve a lot of problems for me. Thank you for your patience.
Oleg Chernavin
04/03/2005 01:37 pm
I am sorry for being not specific. Please copy the address of the page you are browsing from the Internal Browser toolbar. Click the Paste button to create a new Project with the URL you have just copied. Now you can click the Download button to start loading that page.