HTTP defines a number of status codes used to redirect one request to another, for example when the requested URL has been moved to another location, or when the URL can't be exactly matched, but similar locations are available. By default, WebCopy will following internal redirects only.

To configure how redirects are processed

  1. From the Project Properties dialog, select the Redirects category
  2. Select a mode from the Redirects group
  3. Optionally, enter a value into the Maximum redirect chain length field. This value will be used to break chains where one redirect points to another without ever resolving to a concrete URL

Redirect modes

OptionNotes
Don't follow redirectsSpecifies that no redirects should be followed
Follow internal redirectsFollow redirects that point to the site currently being crawled
Follow all redirectsFollows any redirect, regardless of destination. Note that crawl modes and rules should be used to control if any actions should be taken on the external URL

See Also

Configuring the Crawler

Working with local files

Controlling the crawl

JavaScript

Security

Modifying URLs

Creating a site map

Advanced

Deprecated features