WikiTaxi: Complete Wikipedia Offline

WikiTaxi: Complete Wikipedia Offline

Wikipedia is the world’s best and largest encyclopedia. It is not just free but is also offering its users to get it offline. Yes, that is right. Now, you can get complete Wikipedia’s database on your computer and search it even if you are not connected to the Internet.

Wikipedia’s databases are stored as dump files which are regularly updated. These dump files include each article on Wikipedia’s main website. Not only that databases are updated daily but they also comes in all the languages supported by main Wikipedia’s website.

You can easily download dump files and convert them to a database with the help of a free and portable software named “WikiTaxi”. WikiTaxi comes with an importer which converts a dump file to a Wikipedia Database. So, how to download and setup Wikipedia for offline use is the  main question. Here is a tutorial on how to download the complete Wikipedia as per your need.

Steps to Get Wikipedia for Offline Use

Downloading

Step 1: Go to WikiTaxi.org.

Step 2: Download and extract the latest zip file of “WikiTaxi”.
wikitaxi to use wikipedia offlineStep 3: Download dump file from WikiMedia Dumps Website.
(Download the dump file having a name like “simplewiki-latest-pages-articles.xml.bz2”)
wikipedia dump fileHere is a List of Some Famous Wikipedia Dump Files.

Importing

Step 1: Open the folder where you extracted “WikiTaxi”. Now, run the file named “WikiTaxi_Importer.exe”. Wikitaxi importer to import wikipedia dump fileStep 2: Select the dump file in “WikiTaxi Importer”.Step 3: Select the path to save the database and click on the “Import” button.wikipedia databaseStep 4: A process will start which will import all the articles in the dump file to the database.
(This may take a few minutes depending upon the speed of your PC) wikipedia database importingStep 5: After the process is complete, you will get a confirmation screen like this.wikipedia database import completeYou have successfully converted the dump file into database.
Step 6: Open the “WikiTaxi.exe” from the extracted folder.wikidpedia offlineStep 7: Click on the “Option” button and then click on “Open *Taxi Database”.wikipedia database loading in wikitaxiStep 8: Now, select the “Database” file and click “Open” button.database loadedYou have successfully loaded database into WikiTaxi.

Trick to Automatically Load Database into WikiTaxi

Step 1: Rename database file to “CompleteWiki.taxi”
Step 2: Move database file to “WikiTaxi” folder.
Step 3: Download StartWikiTaxi.bat to the “WikiTaxi” folder.
Step 4: Open “StartWikiTaxi.bat”.

Now, whenever you want to start WikiTaxi, just open “StartWikiTaxi.bat”.

Conclusion

With this, you have got the complete Wikipedia for offline use.

I hope that I was clear with the steps. For any questions, feel free to comment below.

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