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When I use chrome "inspect element", I can find the html element and try to edit it but cannot save the changes. How to locate the file on the server that contains the HTML element so that I can edit it and save it?

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What kind of server is it? What kind of access do you have to it? – Xyon Nov 12 '12 at 14:14
it can turn that element was generated by javascript, so you will find almost nothing – zb' Nov 12 '12 at 14:16
In linux like systems grep -n -R "iwillfindyou" ./*, in Windows like find /N "imaybewilltoo" .\*. Run command in folder with web files, it will show you names of files that contains phrase. – week Nov 12 '12 at 14:54
The HTML response received by the browser can be generated by server-side script like PHP, ASP, Python, etc. There is no need there is even a file containing the inspected element. – fero Nov 12 '12 at 15:05
Linux.. thank you very much! – cherryrahtu Nov 15 '12 at 2:59

You can save your changes by going to the parent tag (the very first tag) on the page, usually html, and right click it, then click "copy as html" and save it into a document.

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