How to copy a SharePoint Designer 2007 Web site or a FrontPage 2003 Web site to a local computer

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For a Microsoft FrontPage 2002 version of this article, see 310620.
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Use this step-by-step guide to copy a Web site to a local computer by using the Publish feature in Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer 2007 and in Microsoft Office FrontPage 2003.

Copy a Web site to a local computer

To copy a Web site to a local computer, follow these steps:
  1. Start SharePoint Designer 2007 or FrontPage 2003.
  2. On the File menu, click Open Site to open the Web site that you want to copy to the local hard disk.
  3. On the File menu, click Publish Site.
  4. In the Remote Web Site Properties dialog box, click File System, and then use one of the following procedures:
    • In the Remote Web site location box, type the path of the local folder where you want to copy the Web. Use the following syntax, where DriveLetter is the physical hard disk drive letter and FolderName is the name of the folder on your hard disk:
      DriveLetter:\FolderName
    • Click Browse, locate the starting page of the Web site that you want to import, click the starting page, and then click Open. The starting page can be any page in the Web site, not just the home page.

      Note If you published this Web site previously, the Publish Destination dialog box does not appear. Go to step 5.
  5. Click OK.
  6. Specify the pages that you want to publish. To do this, follow these steps:
    1. In the Local Web site pane, right-click each file that you do not want to publish, and then click Don't Publish.
    2. In the Remote Web site pane, under Publish all changed pages, click Local to remote.
    3. Above the Remote Web site pane, click Optimize Published HTML, and then click the Publishing tab.
    4. Under General,, click the options that you want.
    5. If you want to create a log file for changes that are made during publishing, click to select the Log changes during publish check box.
    6. To publish a subsite, click to select the Include subsites check box.
    7. Click OK.
  7. Click Publish Web site.

Import a Web site by using the Import Web Site Wizard

To import files from an existing Web site to your computer by using the Import Web Site Wizard, follow these steps:
  1. If you are running SharePoint Designer 2007, point to Import on the File menu, and then click Import Site Wizard.

    If you are running FrontPage 2003, click Import on the File menu, and then click From Site.
  2. In the Import Web Site Wizard, click HTTP.
  3. In the Web Site Location box, type the location of the site that you want to import. For example, type http://example.com in the Web Site Location box.

    Note You can also click Browse, locate the starting page of the Web site that you want to import, click the starting page, and then click Open. The starting page can be any page in the Web site, not just the home page.
  4. Click Next, and then follow the instructions in the Import Web Site Wizard.
Note In FrontPage 2003, the publishing procedure, including all dependent files, is performed automatically as part of the importing process on an extended Web site. In earlier versions of FrontPage, you had to publish the Web site to import all the files.

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Article ID: 825448 - Last Review: January 24, 2007 - Revision: 2.3
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer 2007
  • Microsoft Office FrontPage 2003
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