A Quick and Easy Way to Save Webpage Content in Google Chrome

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

As you browse the internet in Chrome, you may run across a webpage 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 webpages in just a few easy steps. Depending on how the page is designed, this may include all of the corresponding code as well as the image files.

You may also want to save a page as a Chrome bookmark or a Windows shortcut, or to a PDF.

How to Save a Webpage in Chrome

  1. Go to a webpage in Chrome that you want to save.

  2. Select Chrome's main menu button located in the upper right corner of your browser window and represented by three vertically-aligned dots.

  3. When the drop-down menu appears, hover your pointer over the More tools option to open a submenu.

    Save Page As... submenu in Chrome
  4. Select Save page as to open a standard save file dialog that overlays your browser window. Its appearance varies depending on your operating system.

  5. Assign a name to the webpage if you don't want to use the one that appears in the name field. Chrome automatically assigns the same name that appears in the browser title bar, which is usually long.

  6. Select the location on your drive or removable disk where you want to save the current webpage and any accompanying files. Select the appropriate button to complete the process. and save the files to the specified location.

    Save button in Chrome, macOS

Open the folder where you saved the file. You should see an HTML file of the webpage and, in many cases, an accompanying folder that contains code, plug-ins and other resources used in the creation of the webpage.

Keyboard Shortcuts to Save a Webpage

You can also use a keyboard shortcut instead of the Chrome menu to save a webpage. Depending on the platform, you may be able to specify HTML only or Complete, which downloads the supporting files. If you choose the Complete option, you may see more supporting files than the ones that are downloaded when you use the Menu button.

Click on the webpage you want to copy and use the appropriate keyboard shortcut:

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

Select the destination and format in the window that opens to save the file to your computer.