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Personal logo Saginaw Supporting Member of TMP02 Mar 2009 5:30 p.m. PST

…is there another alternative? Just wonderin'.

Personal logo Saginaw Supporting Member of TMP02 Mar 2009 7:30 p.m. PST


the Gorb Inactive Member02 Mar 2009 8:09 p.m. PST

What do you mean by "Internet Archive"?

I've had one web site up for about 15 years, and a second for almost 3. I keep a backup of both sites on my local hard drive and on DVD.

Neither has ever been "lost" or hacked. Doesn't mean I won't keep current backups.

Regards, the Gorb

Personal logo Saginaw Supporting Member of TMP02 Mar 2009 9:32 p.m. PST

I guess I didn't word my query clearly.

OK. There's a website that just recently expired. I've tried to access it through Internet Archive, but it won't show it. Would there be another way to access the expired webpage?

the Gorb Inactive Member02 Mar 2009 10:50 p.m. PST

Ok, you're talking about the "wayback machine" on

There are many reasons why the site might not be in the Wayback, and it can take from six to twelve months for an archived snapshot to appear in the Wayback.

There is a small change that a copy of the page(s) you want may still be in the Google cache.

Regards, the Gorb

Personal logo Andrew Walters Supporting Member of TMP03 Mar 2009 10:25 a.m. PST

Google keeps a cache, though I couldn't tell you what its parameters are or how complete it is.

Do a Google search that should reveal the page in question. It will give you the title as a link (blue), then a couple lines of excerpt (black), then the URL (green), then the words "Cached" and "Similar pages" as light blue or grey links. Try the "Cached" link. Might do the job, its worked for me.


Personal logo Saginaw Supporting Member of TMP03 Mar 2009 5:49 p.m. PST

Well, I tried the Google cache, but no go, unfortunately. Seems as though the site is "locked" by GoDaddy, since the owner let it expire a month ago.

Oh well. Thank you all for the suggestions. grin

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