Error Saving Web Page – The Webpage Could Not Be Saved To The Desired Location | There is a Particular Web Page That Refuses To Be Saved Anywhere On My Computer

by Rohit Khurana on August 24, 2009

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Trouble:

This problem is quite common when people are not able to save some particular web pages in internet explorer. The following error message pops up while saving some of the pages in the internet explorer or When you attempt to save a Web page using the Web Page, complete (*.htm;*.html) or Web Archive, single file (*.mht) options in Internet Explorer.

Error Saving Web Page.

This Web page could not be saved.

Read on further to know the resolution of this problem

Fix:

Reason 1:

This type of problem can occur normally when you may attempt to save a page created using excel 2000 or excel 2003 which normally contains code that Internet Explorer cannot save in the selected format.

Solution:

1. You can either save this web page in excel by opening it through the Microsoft excel installed on your computer.

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2. Or you can open it in a different browser like Firefox or Google Chrome which might help you to save that page.

 

Reason 2:

You might have selected to save the page as a single web archive – a single file format and might not have the enough space to save the file.

Solution:

Select another location to save the file where you have enough space to save the file.

Note:

If none of the resolutions given above helped you then it might be the security and some JavaScript’s that might be blocking you to save that page in your browser. Some of the pages like invoice receipts which are meant to be  printed with the print button. You can Install PDF Printer for the same. Using this tool, your web page will be saved as a PDF file.

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{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Matt November 4, 2009 at 4:11 pm

If you want to fix this then use FireFox with the UnMHT extension – works EVERY time. I usually use IE and have used it for years, but even now with version 8 of the product Microsoft cannot seem to fix such a basic concept like saving a webpage. Add on top of that IE’s lack of ability to default to mht or html and seemingly random decisions on what type to default to at any given time. I like IE but Microsoft is basically forcing me to go with FF due to the frustration.

Pratap557 November 25, 2009 at 9:09 pm

For any web page having some dynamic file inclusion in the header [like css], if there is some authentication 0r restriction, then the header file so far included in the header tag, the web page , when you trying to save as [File-->Save As.]. the web page could not be saved in any location of your Hard drive.

Pratap557 November 25, 2009 at 9:22 pm

For any web page having some dynamic file inclusion in the header [like css], if there is some authentication 0r restriction, then the header file so far included in the header tag, the web page , when you trying to save as [File-->Save As.]. the web page could not be saved in any location of your Hard drive.

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Pratap557

SR June 1, 2010 at 2:34 pm

Hi, I was able to save all webpages with the usual save as method on this computer for around a year. Just around a week ago, the error message popped out suddenly and I couldn’t save any kind of website. I’m not sure why too, but I didn’t mess with any settings or did any updates. Any help?
I’m using IE 7 on Windows Vista.

Smidrow August 30, 2010 at 10:20 am

Having same identical problem as SR. Will somebody PLEASE help us?

Kurt Nachman September 16, 2010 at 7:14 am

Have same problem – “This web page cannot be saved”- with Windows 7. Also, when I’m going to “File” for saving, I have only the “Save as” option, which obliges me to writea file name rather than filing automatically with the e-mail name. In Outlook Expres with XP i had , in addition to “Save as”, also the “Save” and “Save attachments” options. Help as step by step procedure would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks!

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