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Chapter 5. Windows Explorer Annoyances > DISCONNECT YOUR SAVED WEB PAGES

DISCONNECT YOUR SAVED WEB PAGES

The Annoyance:

When you save a web page in Internet Explorer, it saves the page's text and HTML code in a single file and stuffs supporting files, such as graphics, in a folder. For example, if you save a page named Roni's Journal, you also get a subfolder named Roni's Journal_files. Here's what bugs me: if I move or delete the supporting files' folder, Windows Explorer also moves or deletes the main HTML file and vice versa. The HTML file and the files folder seem to be inextricably connected.

The Fix:

Keeping the HTML file with its supporting files is a good thing. But you can treat them separately. In Windows Explorer, choose Tools → Folder Options. Click the View tab, scroll down in the Advanced Settings list to the "Managing pairs of Web pages and folders" section, and check "Show both parts and manage them individually." To return to the default behavior, select "Show and manage the pair as a single file."


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