I recently needed a way to download full directories from Archive.org. Here was the easiest solution I found.
You first need the following files installed on your computer assuming your using a Windows based machine.
https://rubyinstaller.org/ – Ruby Installer for Windows
https://github.com/hartator/wayback-machine-downloader – Wayback machine downloader by hartator
Once you have installed those files start command prompt with Ruby:
Inside of the Ruby Command Prompt insert the following code:
gem install wayback_machine_downloader
The wayback plugin should now be installed.
Since I wanted to download files no later than 2008 of December and download 40 items at once I used the following code:
wayback_machine_downloader http://aimthings.com/ --to 200812 --concurrency 40
Once the download is complete you will be able to find your outputted files by navigating to your user Library on Windows and they will be under the folder “websites“.
The following code will download all Archive.org dates with 20 downloads at a time.
wayback_machine_downloader http://aimawaymessages.com --concurrency 20
Please refer to https://github.com/hartator/wayback-machine-downloader for additional usage options.