Over the years I’ve met a lot of clients who have lost contact with their web designers for whatever reason. The designers have never given the client their FTP details so that they can retrieve their own website in order to make alterations or transfer the site to another host.
Often it’s easiest to just use an offline browser or a website downloader. I’ve tried a lot of these and most run for 30 days or so before you need to pay for them. The thing is, I use one maybe twice a year and I wasn’t happy shelling out for that.
Recently though I found HTTrack which does exactly the same as all the other ones I’ve tried but it’s free. I’ve used it for a few sites now and it seems pretty solid.
Just thought I’d share.