Important: The Internet Explorer 11 desktop application is retired and out of support as of June 15, 2022 for certain versions of Windows 10.

You can still access older, legacy sites that require Internet Explorer with Internet Explorer mode in Microsoft Edge. Learn how.

The Internet Explorer 11 desktop application will progressively redirect to the faster, more secure Microsoft Edge browser, and will ultimately be disabled via Windows Update. Disable IE today.


You click Save As under the File menu to save a webpage as WebPage, Complete (*.htm;*.html) or as Web Archive, single file (*.mht) in Windows Internet Explorer 8. However, you cannot save the webpage and you receive the following error message:

This webpage could not be saved.

For example, you receive this error message when you try to save the following webpage as a complete webpage in Internet Explorer 8:


When Internet Explorer 8 tries to save a webpage as one of the following formats, various URLs and anchor links have to be updated:

  • Complete webpage

  • Single file web archive

If an anchor has no href property, the packaging code exits before the saving process is completed. Therefore, the saving process fails and you cannot save the webpage.


Security update information

To resolve this problem, install the most recent cumulative security update for Windows Internet Explorer. To do this, visit the following Microsoft website:  For more technical information about the most recent cumulative security update for Windows Internet Explorer, visit the following Microsoft website: This update was first included in security update 982381 (MS10-035). For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

982381 MS10-035: Cumulative security update for Internet Explorer

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