How to Find Old, Deleted Websites or Blog Posts: WayBack Machine and Google’s Cache (video)

The WayBack Machine Internet's ArchiveI’m creating a new Website that’s similar to one that I had years ago…a site that’s long ago deleted. I have the files from this site saved on an old laptop that barely boots up, and when it does, it lasts for no more than a minute or two.

Two Ways to Find Oldies

I went to the Internet’s archive, the WayBack Machine. I typed in my old URL, and my entire site came into view. I copied the text on each page, and pasted it in Notepad (to strip out any trashy code that may have been added by publishing the site in FrontPage), and pasted that text onto pages in the new blog. Worked great.

In a previous post, I’d written about how I’d deleted an article in my blog by mistake and how I was able to retrieve it in Google’s Cache (storage from the last time my site had been indexed). I’ve included instructions on how to do that in this video.

Good luck finding what you need. If you have some other ideas, please leave a comment below.



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9 thoughts on “How to Find Old, Deleted Websites or Blog Posts: WayBack Machine and Google’s Cache (video)

  1. Hey very interesting blog article. I really liked it. Well I had no idea what is a Google cached page before and never heard of it before. But after reading your article information I understand everything. Keep sharing such more fascinating one.

  2. Thank you so much for this information. I had written a hundred or so blog posts and they were all deleted. I’ve been upset about it for awhile, but now I’m happy. Thank you!

  3. What if I don’t know URL of the page I’ve been trying to find? I know it was located on and I know the user name of that person and the title of fanfiction I want to find, but don’t know anything else. Would it be possible to find it? :(

    1. This Website needs the URL. Put everything you know in a Google Search Box to see if a URL is found. Only thing I can think of.

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