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Backup your Beta blog regularly to your PC so as to be prepared for any emergency.....

In Classic Blogger you could use WinHttrack utility from to backup your blog. However in beta blogger the present version of this software takes a long time.

Hence to backup beta blogs you can use Scrapbook extension of the Firefox browser. You will need Firefox Browser for this. Download it from here : Firefox Download .
You can download the Scrapbook extension from here
After downloading install it and restart Firefox.

To backup your blog go to your blog by typing its url in the address bar of the browser. Place the mouse anywhere in the browser window. Right click to see the context menu. Choose Capture Page As. You will then have the choice between filing into the Root Folder,into up to five of the most-recently used folders, or of selecting another folder through a dialogue.

The Select folder dialogue will also allow you to create anew folder if you require it. You can also choose to download linked files and the depth to which you can download files. You can also choose the folder on your hard disk where the files will be downloaded or make new folders.

You can also capture linked web (HTML) pages to a specified depth from zero to three or set your own depth. When you choose a 'Depth to follow links' option other than zero, ScrapBook generates a list of the files that would be captured. You can then Pause the process and Filter or modify the list.

To capture multiple urls go to Scrapbook--->Scrapbook to open up the Scrapbook sidebar. Then in the sidebar go to Tools---->Capture Multiple URLS. Choose the folder where you wish to save and click Capture.


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Marcia (MeeAugraphie) said...

It was ridiculously simple to back up my blogs. I backed up two, so far, by month. (So glad you mentioned that, I had just not thought that the entire month would show up on one page.)

Your help is very much appreciated.

Steph said...

Used ScrapBook to back up my blog. I've captured pages by month but have no idea where they are being sent. I've searched my hard drive to no avail. Am I missing something?

vin said...


Lookup the options for Scrapbook. Usually something like this :

D:\Documents and Settings\Administrator_Name\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\6eg603fk.default\ScrapBook

or search for a scrapbook directory on your disk.

Steph said...

Thanks, I got it figured out. I have one more question: What did you use to do your label cloud?

vin said...


Have a look at :

The Dukes said...

I have no idea what I'm doing wrong. I think I've back up two months of my blog using scrapbook- they show up how I labeled them in the scrapbook sidebar, but it seems like when I open them it jumps me online. Is there not a program for viewing them that lets me save the blog to disk, basically?

Vin said...

The Dukes,

Disconnect your modem or whatever and then open them. Any browser can be used to view the pages which are stored on your disk.

The Dukes said...

Is it supposed to look like a bunch of icons that each appear to be some piece of the page as well as every picture separated into its own icon? The text from each post is nowhere in sight. I guess I thought it would look saved just as it does when I'm looking at the actual blog.

Thanks so much for your help, I'm excited to be able to have a back-up if I can get this to be functional for me!

Vin said...

The Dukes,

"You can also choose the folder on your hard disk where the files will be downloaded or make new folders"

In your scrapbook settings look for the folder where your backup files are stored :

C:\Documents and Settings\YOURLOGINNAME\ApplicationData\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\PCNAME.default\ScrapBook\data

OR just search for the 'Scrapbook' folder on your PC.

Anonymous said...

thank you for this post. its easy to digest. i sometimes have trouble following instructions specially when they're very technical. =)

Anonymous said...

wow! thank you very much for this! now i can sleep we'll!

i just read a horror story that google closed her blog because it's suspected as spam, which is not


Anonymous said...

Vin, I know it is probably ridiculously easy to restore, but apparently I'm not getting a complete capture of my page or I've somehow gotten the stupid Vista Windows machine not to recognize the "app" that .rdf is stored as. It comes up as an incomplete xml file with nothing other than a bit of tagging that includes the blog name - not a visible page or anything I could use to restore. I'm testing with my blogger account (6 entries) but have 24 months of a blog to backup... can you do another post or more screenshots? Do you do paid consults? I have mine in text - I'm okay - but the friend I'm helping has the old first blogger and an unbelievable amount of photos and text (prolific).

Vin said...


Using the new Export Import facility you can Easily backup your blog.

Anonymous said...

It is easier than people think to back up. It just sounds like a hassle so so many people don't do it.

Anonymous said...

I didn't know you could back up your blogs. Thanks for the tips.

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