How to Save Web Pages in Google Chrome

Use Chrome's menu button or a keyboard shortcut to save a web page

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How to Save Web Pages in Google Chrome. Getty Images (pictafolio #183232073)

As you browse the internet in your Chrome browser, you may run across a web page you want to save for future reference, or you may want to study the way a page is coded and implemented. Google Chrome allows you to save web pages in just a few easy steps. Depending on how the page is designed, this may include all of the corresponding code as well as its image files. 

How to Save a Web Page in Chrome

  1. Go to a web page in Chrome that you want to save.
  1. Click on Chrome's main menu button located in the upper right corner of your browser window and represented by three vertically-aligned dots.
  2. When the drop-down menu appears, hover your pointer over the More tools option to open a sub-menu.
  3. Click on Save page as to open a standard save file dialog that overlays your browser window. Its appearance varies depending on your operating system.
  4. Select the location on your drive or removable disk where you want to save the current web page and any accompanying files. Click the appropriate button to complete the process. The files should now be saved to the location specified.

Open the folder where you saved the file. You should see an HTML file of the web page and, in some cases, an accompanying folder that contains code, plugins and other resources used in the creation of the web page.

Keyboard Shortcuts to Save a Web Page

You can also use a keyboard shortcut in place of the Chrome menu to save a web page.

Depending on the platform, you may be able to specify HTML only or "Complete," which downloads the supporting files. If you have the Complete option, you may see more supporting files than are downloaded when you use the Menu button.

  • For Chrome OS and Windows, use Ctrl + S.
  • For Mac OS X and macOS Sierra, use Command +  S.

    This article is applicable for users running the Google Chrome browser on Chrome OS, LinuxMac OS X, Mac OS Sierra and Windows operating systems.