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I seem unable to find the option to preserve file extensions when copying a site using WinHTTrack (i.e. index.aspx is renamed to index.html).

Is this possible? Google turns up nothing.

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I would like to know too, or eventually the name of an alternate software to do the same task. – UVL Sep 13 '11 at 13:25

You will have to FTP into the server as an authorized user in order to obtain server-side scripts and other objects not referenced by any HTML files. The 'why' is too complicated to explain. Here is one FAQ from HTTRACK's FAQ page that answers your question:

Q: How can I retrieve .asp or .cgi sources instead of .html result?

A: You can't! For security reasons, web servers do not allow that.

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