To save selected results from the Entrez or BLAST Search Results windows as a text file:

  1. (optional) Specify a default download folder for online search results.
  1. Make the Entrez or BLAST Search Results window the active window.
  1. Select File > Save As.

By default, the file will be saved with a text file extension (.txt).


To save multiple search results as sequence files:

  1. (optional) Specify a default download folder for online search results.
  1. Select one or more results from the Search Results window using click, Ctrl/Cmd+click, or Shift+click, or by adding a checkbox to the left of the row(s) of interest.
  1. Click the Batch Save button.
  1. In the resulting dialog, select one of the following options from the Save field:
    • Top opens the specified number of matches, starting with the first sequence on the list. Specify a number in the text box (default is 10).

    • Next opens the specified number of sequences, starting with the first one currently highlighted. Specify a number in the text box (default is 10).

    • Checked opens sequences with a checkmark beside them.

    • Selected opens only highlighted sequences.

    • All opens all sequences.
  1. (optional) To save the file(s) in a location other than the default directory, click the Set Location button.
  1. Click OK again to save the sequence files to the specified directory.