Using the Google Cache as backup

Somebody just sent me a message saying they'd screwed up a club home page and could I retrieve a backup. So I did a Google search for that page, and Google had a copy of the old page in the Google cache. It's comparatively easy to then cut and paste it back in.

Occasionally somebody manages the same thing on their profile. This is a good line of first defence.

Lovely, Google is your friend!

Maggie Baldry

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Using the Google Cache as backup

Thank you Julian for getting me out of the mire with this, that's a great tip, especially when the cat walks across the keyboard at a crucial moment :-) I've learned how lovely Google is too. Maggie :: intellectualize - 'until we all win, we all lose' ::

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Mark Johnson

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an excellent tip, plus flipside

Hi Julian, The flipside of that, and also useful, is to check your own site listings in google to see if anything google throws up contains deadlinks either live OR cached. I discovered [for discovered read er.. learned] that issue this morning, so I am now replacing the 'old' pages from version 1 site with re-direct pages. Cheers, MJ [ Mark Johnson ] [ +44 (0) 870 446 1515 ] [ Coiledspring Games ] [ Triolet: every number counts ] [ Katamino: 36000 combinations ]

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Ewan J. MacLeod

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Using the Google Cache as backup

It's a really useful resource isn't it!!

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Anthony Williams

fuzzlr-54894

Using the Google Cache as backup

And if you want to go back even further in time, as well as look at different versions of a site through the years, try http://www.archive.org/. Anthony Wootanga - Play Life, Live The Game™

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