getting content from google cache?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by elbirth, Aug 18, 2008.

  1. elbirth macrumors 65816

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    This may be a long shot, but....


    Does anyone know if or how it's possible to obtain specific content from Google Cache? About 3 years ago I kept a blog regarding some of the antics of my roommate, and my webhost at the time was fairly shady and one day deleted my account without notice and being dumb I didn't have a backup of it, so I lost all the entries (they never responded to emails so I couldn't log in to download all my data).
    Doing a random search on Google blog search a little while ago, I found around a dozen or so entries for it in Google Cache that I had no idea would still be around. However, it only shows a very small excerpt of each entry and since the blog is no longer there, clicking the link to it goes to a dead page. Is there some way to load the cached version of these pages so I can copy/paste the content?
     
  2. macbookairman macrumors 6502a

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    i've always wondered that as well. i don't know how to do that with google chache, but you could give this a try: http://www.archive.org/web/web.php
     
  3. elbirth thread starter macrumors 65816

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    thanks, I've already tried the wayback machine but only the front page of my site at the time was cached there, which didn't have the blog :( the subfolder doesn't seem to be on there
     
  4. macbookairman macrumors 6502a

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  5. elbirth thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I can't seem to get that site to load....


    anyone else have any advice on leeching Google's cache? I may email Google directly, but I dunno if they'd help me out
     

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