pls help, can I download my forum into my desktop?

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pls help, can I download my forum into my desktop?

Post by felixlwl2 » Mon Oct 21, 2019 3:51 pm

hi all,

I created a forum for many years but the forum is not popular now.
and I want to close the forum.
But I really miss it, so that I want to download all the content into my desktop.

May I need all of your help, can I save the forum
so that I can open it without connecting the internet?

Can I save it just like a excel file, when I want to review it,
I can open it anytime without connecting the internet or using phpbb program.

Thanks very much.

(Is my English very bad? hope you can understand what I want.)

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Re: pls help, can I download my forum into my desktop?

Post by KevC » Mon Oct 21, 2019 3:56 pm

Yes

This article explains how to install some software that will make your PC act like a server (but not connected to the outside world)
Installing and Setting Up Your Own Web Server

This explains how to download the database and then you can re-install it on your computer.
Transferring Your Board to a New Host or Domain
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Re: pls help, can I download my forum into my desktop?

Post by warmweer » Mon Oct 21, 2019 3:59 pm

felixlwl2 wrote:
Mon Oct 21, 2019 3:51 pm
I can open it anytime without connecting the internet or using phpbb program.
As Kevc
But it will be in phpBB format: you'll be able to use your phpBB forum just like on the web.
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Re: pls help, can I download my forum into my desktop?

Post by felixlwl2 » Mon Dec 02, 2019 4:28 am

thanks very much.
but it seems very complicated...
or is there any other method I can save the forum as a text version?

thanks very much

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Re: pls help, can I download my forum into my desktop?

Post by KevC » Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:08 am

Just follow the steps. It's not really very complicated.

That sort of is the text version. You'll end up with an SQL file that can be opened in a plain text editor that will have all the posts in it (and lot of other info), but not in a very easily readable format.
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Re: pls help, can I download my forum into my desktop?

Post by felixlwl2 » Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:10 am

KevC wrote:
Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:08 am
Just follow the steps. It's not really very complicated.

That sort of is the text version. You'll end up with an SQL file that can be opened in a plain text editor that will have all the posts in it (and lot of other info), but not in a very easily readable format.
I deeply appreciate your help. :P

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