Save Instructables in a Folder

Hi, I am not sure if this has been suggested before.  I have been a member for years on this site and find the projects fantastic.  I have even built some!  I am always coming across instructables that I want to try and spend a lot of time on the site surfing and coming across great projects.  I would like to see a feature where we could add an instructable to our own "favourites" list so that we can manage them and go back to them and build them without having to add them to the web-browser favourites.  This way, we can keep a list of those 'ibles that we intend coming back to inside the website.  Perhaps we can even share that list with other users.  Just a thought. EJB

Posted by Eviljonbob 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

saving instructable pages

How can i save instructables pages and keep the tags on the pictures?

Posted by rocker9455 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


WipeCarbon campaign designed to kick-start a million pledges from all of us which will reduce emissions of Carbon and help us to reduce the side effects in Global Warming. We are not looking for anything life changing here. Small commitments will not cost you a cent but they will make a big difference! How much does it cost to switch off your lights when you’re not using them? Or to switch off your electronics when they are not in use? These are just some of the small habits which we hope to inspire. A million of these small commitments is a big impact. Its that simple. Each pledge is one more person who cares about the planet. One more person who thinks before they buy or who considers how to reduce the energy waste in their lives. One more person who knows that global warming will not be solved by a single person but by all of us working together. This is what Wipecarbon is about. Come Let us all share and spread this beautiful message around with our loved ones and make this network a strong foundation for creating this Green Globe . Our initiative will surely make more and more people to drive towards it and take this pledge Million of these commitments will make it a ocean and create a beautiful globe joining hands with us.

Posted by wipecarbon 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Can't Save my Instructable!

Hey all! I'm having a problem saving my Instructable, every time I save or it autosaves, it gives me an error like the one in the screenshot attached. It's only started giving that error recently, before which it was saving fine. I'd really appreciate some help! I'm using Google Chrome Version 45.0.2454.101 m on Windows 10 Thanks!

Posted by Satyavrat 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago

Why doesnt my steps save?

Okay, so I've been trying to complete this instructable but everytime I try to click "save and preview", it keeps going back to the "edit" and doesen't save the step. Even though I've also put a title to the step it still says "This is a required field". What should I do?

Posted by IlluminatedAntichrist 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago

If label hangs off edge of image, save button doesn't work

In the new editor if you have a situation like the attached image where you create a label near the edge of the screen, when you click save it thinks you have clicked outside the image and moves to the next image instead of saving. The workaround is to save it further to the left and then drag it into position. Windows 8.1 update, Chrome Version 34.0.1847.131 m

Posted by Microbe 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

How to Save Electricity

Saving Electricity: How to Save Electricity Welcome!I've always hated "How-To" guides which don't explain why a certain tip works, or how well it works. Sometimes a topic is just as mysterious after you read the guide.My guide is different.In all honesty, this guide is a bit simplistic, but it does have a nice description of why there's no point to worrying about surges when electronic devices are powered up.

Posted by ewilhelm 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

Automatic save feature wasting a lot of time and energy

While I was writing a lengthy instructable my parts list step was somehow pasted to every other step erasing what I had previously written.  I had already saved my work before this so I thought I could just go back to my previous save.  Too bad my work was automatically saved.  This feature is terrible.  Please get rid of it, we all know how to use a save button. I suppose the actual bug was in my one step being copied over every other step wasting a ton of my time.

Posted by Spaceman Spiff 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Instructable text not saving

I have written text for my instructable a couple of times. Each time the autosave says it saved it just a minute ago or whatever. But I found out that you have to manually hit the "Save" button before the "Publish" button, or all my changes were lost. This happened to me a couple of times. What about adding an alert, if an author has added text, asking if they want to save first because text has been changed? The autosave is NOT adding the new text to the instructable, which breaks my heart after all the work I put into it.

Posted by susanrm 7 years ago

How do I save a webpage that uses programming for offline use? Answered

There have now been quite a few websites that I have really enjoyed and used, and then without warning they go offline, leaving me bereft. There's a webpage that uses some sort of programming to allow you to make your own graph paper - is it possible for me to save this so that I can use it offline, please? I have tried the normal save page stuff, but that doesn't work ;-) Here is the link:

Asked by kevinhannan 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

favourite button

Hi :0) I've gone "pro" but can't see a "favourites" option on the Instructables. Please help. Thanks :0)

Posted by porcupinemamma 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

free simple guideline for making hho generation cell?

Can i make home made hho generation kit.if it is possible to make my own what is maint tips for it.

Asked by udayshan 9 years ago  |  last reply 3 months ago

Ever saved a guys life??

Well have you? I did write a big long thing about the four times I have, but me computer crashed so I can't be arsed to type it out again. Anyway the other day at work, I'm a bin man(garbage man)by the way, me and another crewmen were working on the back of the dust cart when my bin came back down so I turned to put it back on the curb, as I did my mate still had his back to the traffic, I saw a big nasty van screeching towards us, so I grabbed him by his neck/face and dived on the grass verge, narrowly missing getting squashed to death by two pieces of machinery, which smashed together quite horrifically. Theirs no doubt that if I was stood were I was I wouldn't be typing this now. Anyone else had something like this? I had a load of pyro stories but as I said I can't be arsed to type um out again.

Posted by Mr Slippy Fist 11 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


I GOT THIS IN MY INSTRUCTABLE WHILE GOING TO NEXT STEPWe're sorry, the URL;=SW9XH3MFMMCZ3AG is either incorrect or no longer available. If you followed this link from outside of one of our sites, we'd appreciate if you'd let the owner of the referring page know. If you followed it from within our sites, or if you believe you received this message in error, please send e-mail to and let us know that you got error 404 looking for;=SW9XH3MFMMCZ3AG which was linked to on page;=S2BF1CEFMMCZ3A2

Posted by Dipankar 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

The '+' signs disappear in my image tags after saving and closing the page

Hi, When I add an image tag (or whatever they are called) on my images with some text on it, the site does not always save those as it should. I especially experienced this problem when having the '+' sign in the text. After saving, closing and reopening my browser, the + sign is replaced by a space. I'm using Firefox 24.0 on Ubuntu 12.04 with cinnamon. Is there anything i can do to use the + sign in my images? Thanks in advance.

Posted by White-Tea 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

Instructable shows my latest reversions sometimes then reverts to old version then back agains

I have a feeling I am doing something wrong since these are my first Instructables. After publishing successfully, I am having the following issues: - I made additional changes to content of Instructables then republished. Sometimes I see the latest version, sometimes it reverts back to previous one. I cleared cache time and again but to no avail, so I am not sure it's the cache.  - I tried to reorder the slides associated with my latest Instructable then saved/published but one slide is stuck in its place and wont move to another location.  - Comments appear then disappear. I am thinking its related to same issue as my first. Not sure.  What am I doing wrong?

Posted by techbitar 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Once more soup! (otra vez sopa!) FIXED FIXED FIXED

While trying to create a new instructable, I got the message at pressing Save button. There's been a problem updating your Instructable parsererror SyntaxError: JSON.parse: bad control character in string literal The text I want to save was: While I lick my wounds after the trip I had with the conversion to gas electrical generator, and collect courage to try to make the changes suggested several virtual friends, I had to make time for other tasks. One of these was derived from chulengo construction. The case was that chulengo made useless the bulky and damaged grill that I used before, and consequently it was demolished. But I also used the grill to burn occasionally leaves, paper, cardboard and other trash. My idea is thus decreased the use of polyethylene bags, and as in any case it is highly likely that this trash be finally incinerated, or worse, will contribute to contaminate ground water. Pressing F5 does not fix the problem, this time.

Posted by rimar2000 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

Possible to save Lovefilm movie streaming?

Dunno if any of you guys use Lovefilm to stream movies and tv shows online, but if you do, just been wondering if it's actually worth getting a Lovefilm subscription. They also throw in some dvd rentals but I'm more interested in the movie streaming part and how good  it is. Wondering as well if it would be possible to download or save streaming movies or tv shows from Lovefilm to the hard disk or anything like this, for  a little bit of time shifting on my devices. If any of you guys use Lovefilm to stream movies, I sure could use a couple of opinions on it.

Asked by beenalonso 7 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

The save button in deactivated in Acura 15.04.6

I am trying to export a G-Code from Acura I noticed when I loaded the file, starts processing and at some point it stops. I can see the support material did not finish processing and the top portion is not complete.Then I make changes to the settings I increased the height of the layer and reduced the density.In other words is a lighter density overall. If i decrease this a lot, Then the software manages to finish the set up proces and the save button comback active to export Gcode.Seems like the large data of the higer density settings runs out of Disk space to create the cash.Does anyone know how can I fix this problem?I remember when I work in Adobe after effects editing videos, the software ask me to reserve a dedicated folder with an specific disk space just for cash, when this folder is full, the software ask you to empty the temporary cash files to make more disk space for more projects.Does anyone know how i fix the space disk or what ever i need to do to allow the software to finish procesing with higher density?Please helpYou can email me to gamelicruz@gmail.comThanks

Posted by gameli97 2 days ago

how to save float value EEPROM

Hi This is Eabul. i want to save data to eeprom from press button . when TemperatureUp button press. increase float data like as 0.01> 0.02--------30.10> 30.61 and this value save to eeprom. and when TemperatureDown button press . decrease float data like as 30.60>30.59-----29.10 and update minus value eeprom and increase and decrease valud view lcd display . but when press button save int number not float. and show me lcd display int value. please help how to write and read float value from eeprom. press button. hear my code. //For Display #include // 3wire display LiquidCrystal595 lcd(4, 3, 2); // DS, ST_CP, SH_CP //For time #include #include RTC_DS1307 RTC; //for humidity #include "DHT.h" DHT dht; //for stor tempereratur and humidity #include int SetHumidity; int HumidityUp = 10; // switch up is at pin 10 int HumidityDown = 11; // switch down is at pin 11 float fix = 0.01; float settemp; // make a variable called temp float TemperatureUp = 12; // switch up is at pin 12 float TemperatureDown = 13; // switch down is at pin 13 //result view int led = 0; // led is at pin 0 void setup() { //For timer Wire.begin(); RTC.begin(); //For welcome screen lcd.begin(16,4); lcd.setCursor(0,0); lcd.print("Welcome Elab"); delay(2000); lcd.clear(); //for dht-11 pin setup dht.setup(A1); // data pin 2 } void loop() { //For tempererature up / down float temp[3]; getTemp(temp); float tempererature = temp[1]; settemp =; // read the settemp on the eeprom if(digitalRead(TemperatureUp) == 1 ) { settemp+=fix; settemp++; EEPROM.write (1, settemp); /* write the most recent settemp in eeprom data stoage*/ } else {} if(digitalRead (TemperatureDown) == 1) { settemp -= fix; settemp--; EEPROM.write (1, settemp); /* write the most recent settemp in eeprom data stoage*/ } if (tempererature >= settemp) { digitalWrite (led, 1); } else { digitalWrite (led, 0);} //else { }; lcd.setCursor(0,0); lcd.print("T:"); lcd.print(tempererature); lcd.setCursor(8,0); lcd.print ("ST"); lcd.print (settemp); lcd.print((char)223); //End tempererature controll //For humidity up / down SetHumidity =; int humidity = dht.getHumidity(); if(digitalRead(HumidityUp ) == 0 ) {SetHumidity++ ; } // add one to the settemp else {} if(digitalRead (HumidityDown) == 0) { SetHumidity--; } // Reduse settemp else { }; lcd.setCursor (0, 1); lcd.print ("CH:"); lcd.print (humidity); lcd.print ("%"); lcd.setCursor (8, 1); lcd.print ("SH:"); lcd.print (SetHumidity); lcd.print ("%"); delay (1); // wait 100 milliseconds EEPROM.write (2, SetHumidity); /* write the most recent settemp in eeprom data stoage*/ //End tempererature controll controll } //analog temperature void getTemp(float * t) { const int analogPin = 0; // replace 0 with analog pin const float invBeta = 1.00 / 3380.00; // replace "Beta" with beta of thermistor const float adcMax = 1023.00; const float invT0 = 1.00 / 298.15; // room temp in Kelvin int adcVal, i, numSamples = 5; float K, C, F; adcVal = 0; for (i = 0; i < numSamples; i++) { adcVal = adcVal + analogRead(analogPin); delay(100); } adcVal = adcVal/5; K = 1.00 / (invT0 + invBeta*(log ( adcMax / (float) adcVal - 1.00))); C = K - 273.15; // convert to Celsius F = ((9.0*C)/5.00) + 32.00; // convert to Fahrenheit t[0] = K; t[1] = C; t[2] = F; return; }

Posted by esumon 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago

new browser editor not saving

After working in the new editor in Browser i spend about and hour working and found that nothing actually saved. i was pressing the save button very often while working. Than i mentioned it was not showing the "saving..." and "saved" logo next to it. Really frustrating. i am using chrome on osx 10.7.5  when i reloaded the page it began to save again

Posted by bastl-instruments 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

How do you make hi quality copies of your photos?

Howdy,I'm trying to copy a few of my photos that I have used in an Instructable and I can't work out how to save a hi res copy. Is there any way that you can save a copy of the original sized photo that was used in the 'ible? If so, could you please let me know how.TaLonesoulsurfer

Asked by lonesoulsurfer 5 months ago  |  last reply 5 months ago

how can you upload a video from youtube to facebook?

I'm trying to make a facebook group, and my group is good enough, but i need a vid. to upload. i found a video, but facebook wants me to save it, and i don't know how to do that.

Asked by the poodleo 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Cheaper way to program PICAXE? Answered

The USB programming cable for a PICAXE is $25, which seems a bit high. The serial cable is only $5 but my computer doesn't have a serial port. So. This is what I propose to do. Use these the serial cable and a USB to serial cable and a cheap proto board like so: USB to serial + Serial to PICAXE + PICAXE Will this work? If it does, it can save about $12.

Asked by cowmanpoke 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Automatic Standby Switch

I stumbled upon this little gadget...and thought I'd share it with you all. It seems like something that a lot of you could make pretty easily. The concept is simple, it plugs into the wall, and your device plugs into it. As soon as it detects your appliance/device is in standby mode, it cuts the power. Just a simple way to save the power that your junk sucks in when you're not using it. As NachoMahma pointed out to me, one big improvement would be automatic reset. Anyways, if someone wants to give it a shot, i'd love to see the instructable on it.

Posted by Weissensteinburg 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

how to fold clothes quickly to save time....?

Asked by Muhammad ikram 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Can't find my saved in-progress instructable?

Hi, I spent time writing up a portion of an instructable (a lot of time).  I clicked the save button, and it indicated it was saved.  I've searched around my account page and can't find anywhere to get back to it so I can continue editing it.  Help anyone?  This seems silly, but I can't find a link anywhere.  (I found some threads about finding published instructables, but not about finding those that are saved, but not yet published.)  Thanks in advance!

Posted by Modustrial Maker 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago

NSURLErrorDomain error 400 when saving instructable

I'm working on an instructable on my iPhone 4g (iOS 7.1) using the instructables app, and when I save it to I get a NSURLErrorDomain error 400 (see screenshot). I don't know which version of the app I'm running, but there are no updates available in the store so it must be the latest. Yesterday it would randomly happen... I'd try the upload again and it would work. But now it's consistent. I'm able to save it to the device, go back and edit the version I've saved to my iPhone but I can't upload it to the site. I have killed the app, rebooted the phone, and prayed to the demo gods to no effect. I've also tried it on wireless and 3G. I am, however, able to create a new dummy instructable and upload that, so maybe there's something up with the one I'm working on?

Posted by swalberg 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

Name + number telephone save to MP3 player?

Dear All..  Please could you help me to know : It possible save name and number telephone from NOTEPAD or other from (my computer) to MP3 player ( please see my MP3 on picture) If yes  please show me where to find it on Google  and if easy please point me.Thank you so much in advance for your time and hope you will help me.                                                                  Best regards                                                                                lam

Asked by lam 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago

Content being deleted, despite saving! Nnnoooooooo

I'm on Chrome (34.0.1847.137) on a Mac (OS X 10.8). Here's what's happening: • Editing a fairly long draft instructable, which I created last weekend. Adding pictures and text to steps. Saving religiously, despite the 3-minute Autosave. • I start noticing that pictures are disappearing from previous steps, when I work on another step and come back. Then, realize that text edits are being removed as well. I re-add the pictures, comments, and text and begin saving even more religiously! • Nnnooooooo! It's still deleting stuff! A lot of work is gone, and I'm pretty distressed. Searched the forums to see if anybody else has reported this. Not really, but I find a tip about the new "History" option ( • Click the "History" option while editing a step in the new editor. • An alert appears, telling me to send in a feature request. • Wat Updating my browser now, in case that helps. I would REALLY love to be able to get at the history - I can cobble together previous edits to reconstruct the 'ible, much more easily than rewriting everything. I'll add an update here after restarting/updating the browser. Thank you!

Posted by alexglow 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

Pixlr editor won't save edited image

I'm trying to edit a photo from my library with Pixlr. I load it from my library into my project and from there I click on Edit. I can do the edits in Pixlr just fine, but when I try and save the edited image back to my library, I get a completely blank webpage with this address at the top:;=jpg&state;=copy&title;=Object-19 The page doesn't try to load anything, it just sits there, and if I try and go back I go back to Pixlr with the unedited image. If I navigate back to my project, the image is left unedited. I'm using Chrome Version 52.0.2743.116 m with Windows 8 on a laptop. Thank you.

Posted by brmarcum 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

Not saving notes?

OK I try to put notes on my pictures and  their not saving it just says saving your  note but I left it for at lest a hour and it still did not save it  just kept saying saving your note? Help?

Asked by TSC 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Can't embed VIMEO code in VIDEO INSTRUCTABLE, can't enter contests

Hi, I am trying to create this VIDEO INSTRUCTABLE: but I can't get the page to save the VIMEO embedding code ( Frankenstein Mad Science Lab - film set build from damian zuch on Vimeo.) ALSO: I tried to enter this in the Halloween Decoration contest but I get this message: "Sorry, your instructable isn't eligible; it may have been published before the contest entry date." The dates are right, I don't know what's wrong? Thanks DAZU

Posted by damianzuch 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

Does anyone know how to capture Netflix live video streams? Answered

This question on how to capture Netflix live video streams has been bugging me since a couple of months ago. I have looked around a bit for ways to capture or record Netflix video streaming ,but I since I am still new to this sort of thing I didn't quite understand how this can be done. I was hoping that someone does know how to record Netflix movies and could help me with a couple of ideas.

Asked by merrye 8 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago

How would i save text in a VBScript code? Answered

So far i can create a text file with this code : set objFile= CreateObject ("Scripting.FileSystemObject") Set textfile = objFile.CreateTextFile("Results.txt") but i dont know how i would save text to that file. any help?

Asked by animan1 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

[Bug] Photo fails to upload and Instructable fails to save

Hi Instructables team,I recently attempted to update an Instructable that was originally published in 2012. When I tried to upload a new photo, the upload process appears to succeed, but the image doesn't actually show up, and I receive a 403 error if I try to click on it. I tried uploading a .jpeg and .png file types, and used both Firefox and Chrome on OSX.Additionally, when I edit the Instructable, it fails to save.I'm guessing this has something to do with the fact that it was published so long ago. Please advise. Thank you!

Asked by LanceMakes 9 months ago

Is anything a "must save" off a junked electric stove? Answered

Replacing my old coiltop electric range (might be repairable, but I'd rather put the money into something I'll like better).  The old one's just going to be hauled away. A friend has requested the oven racks, and the new range comes with its own power cord, so the 220V cord is of dubious value and likely to just take up space... is there anything else that might actually be worth the effort of removing? (I suppose I could save the control panel and see if I can get its relays set up to control something else, but that requires figuring out what voltage it actually requires and I'm not sure it's worth the effort. Especially since the controls are what failed. Probably just a stuck relay, but...)

Asked by orksecurity 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Save unpacking after a long trip with the suitcase wardrobe

This suitcase wardrobe makes for an excellent piece of furniture, i think it would be a great project, especially for anyone with alot of old suitcases! I think it would be great to make one that slots apart, so you don't even have to pack!The designer Maarten De Ceulaer says "I try to base my designs on a strong, simple and pure concept... to question what I see around me, and translate that in an object. I think poetry, humour and communication of ideas are very important aspects of my designs, but at the same time I want to make useful and functional objects with that way of thinking."A Pile of Suitcases via Cribcandy viaBoing Boing

Posted by gmjhowe 10 years ago

Set Promoted Items Saving Not Saving

After rearranging the items for "set promoted items" and then pressing Save, "saving" occurs to which occurs for an infinite amount of time ie it does not appear to work. Best wishes and all, thx. 

Posted by TVMiller 2 years ago  |  last reply 7 months ago

Save feature??

Is there a way to make a save feature in batch?

Asked by royalroachemail 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago

BPLED - The Energy Saving Search

BPLED - The Energy Saving Search> http://www.bpled.comSave Energy using a dark background

Posted by hoque 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

My notes not saving!

OK I try to put notes on my pictures and they're not saving it just says saving your note but I left it for at lest an hour and it still did not save it just kept saying saving your note? Help?I have  done  notes on an  windows internet explorer on an   windows xp.

Posted by TSC 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

What website is the best to sell my 3D print voucher?

I tried to sell my 3D printing voucher on forum here at instructables, but with no effect... I was giving 25$ for free and nobody was interested.  And now im asking ;)  What website is best for selling that kind of stuff?   Since july I have this  voucher,  and i cant sell it :/ Thank you in advance!

Asked by kondzio29 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

Energy Saving Link

Can you check the link to the Energy Saving Guide? It's pointing to the contest page. Thanks! --Kent

Posted by kentiler 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Need help saving

I need to save a program to my flash drive at school, but it won't let me save it, it says the operation has been cancelled due to effects in place by the admin. how can i save stuff?

Posted by abun1991 11 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

Attempting to save:

Had trouble saving within image notes...just got a "400 error" and an endless loop...had to go back, and lost work at this point. Also when saving question...does not had to publish without saving, without previewing???

Posted by Creativeman 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Heeelp! Can't find saved instructable I was writing

I've started an I'ble and saved it but can't find it anywhere... Thanks!

Posted by perec3 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago

Saved instructable projects? Answered

I saved an instructable project and exited.  Now, I cannot find it.  What do I do?

Asked by Goalie1 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Editor not saving step when reordering

In the editor, for an instructable, a step that would otherwise be automatically saved is NOT when you click 'Reorder steps.' all progress on that step since the last save is lost. 

Posted by drinkmorecoffee 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago