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Gentlemen,

The method described above (in the link back to 2016) does not do what the original poster requested.  I use the most current version of Firefox, and when I right-clicked on this forum item and chose "Save page as", I effectively only received two choices, Save as an html file or Save as a text file.  Saving as an html file only pastes a link back to the OGR Forum (which doesn't put the data on your personal hard drive) into your document, and saving as a text file only produces the following gibberish:

How to save forum posts to my hard drive?? | O Gauge Railroading On
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  * OGR Forum <https://ogrforum.ogaugerr.com/forums>
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  * Calendar <https://ogrforum.ogaugerr.com/calendar>
  * Members <https://ogrforum.ogaugerr.com/members>
  * Video Clips <https://ogrforum.ogaugerr.com/clips>
  * TOS <https://ogrforum.ogaugerr.com/tos>

  * Add Reply
  * Manage Topic

  * OGR Forum <https://ogrforum.ogaugerr.com/forums>
      o
          Back <javascript:void(0)>
      o OGR Forum <https://ogrforum.ogaugerr.com/forums>
      o Directory <https://ogrforum.ogaugerr.com/forum-directory>
      o All Topics <https://ogrforum.ogaugerr.com/topics>
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      o Train Forums <https://ogrforum.ogaugerr.com/category/train-forums>
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          Back <javascript:void(0)>
          + Train Forums
          <https://ogrforum.ogaugerr.com/category/train-forums>
          + Hi-Rail, O27 and Traditional 3-Rail O Gauge
          <https://ogrforum.ogaugerr.com/forum/3-rail-forum>
          + 3RS Forum <https://ogrforum.ogaugerr.com/forum/3RS>
          + Tinplate Trains
          <https://ogrforum.ogaugerr.com/forum/tinplate-trains>
          + 2-Rail SCALE
          <https://ogrforum.ogaugerr.com/.../2-rail-scale-trains>
          + O Scale Narrow Gauge Forum
          <https://ogrforum.ogaugerr.com/...e-narrow-gauge-forum>
          + S-Scale Trains
          <https://ogrforum.ogaugerr.com/forum/s-scale-trains>
          + The "HONGZ" Forum
          <https://ogrforum.ogaugerr.com/forum/the-hong-forum>
          + Subways/Transit/Traction
          <https://ogrforum.ogaugerr.com/...bwaystransittraction>
          + Real Trains <https://ogrforum.ogaugerr.com/forum/real-trains>
      o Layout Building Forums
        <https://ogrforum.ogaugerr.com/...yout-building-forums>
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The only way I know of to preserve OGR Forum data on your personal hard drive is to open a Word document (or something similar), then mark, copy and paste data from the forum into your own document which you then save to your hard drive. 

Be careful with pictures, though.  Sometimes, you will only copy a link back to the picture back on the forum.  To be sure you get the actual picture, right click on it, choose copy image, go back to your own document and click on your document location where you want the picture, then left click on the arrow under Paste in the Word ribbon.  A small, new menu appears from which you choose paste special and then choose device independent bitmap.  This puts an actual copy of the picture in your document, just in case the forum pic disappears.

This is an arduous process, and I bet there is a simpler way that someone else can mention here.

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