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Trick for finding content from missing pages


Moonglade

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Hi, all :smile:

 

This is a little trick that can work really well for tracking down content from lost or abandoned pages. Posting it here just in case anyone doesn't know this trick and might find it useful :-

 

For example, I really wanted to have my Sims try this chair - http://mysims3blog.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/wonderfully-woven-hanging-chair.html but when I followed the link to the makers page, I got a "Page Not Found" return like this https://aimeesimdesigns.tumblr.com/post/84610683166/i-really-like-the-wonderfully-woven-hanging-chair  Curses! 

 

So, I went to "The Wayback Machine" (Google it) and pasted the url of the link to Aimeesdesigns and the chair into the the wayback machine's search engine.  This gave me a calendar at the very top of the returned result showing how many times Aimeesdesigns had been scanned and captured to the archive, like this https://web.archive.org/web/20160720060341/http://aimeesimdesigns.tumblr.com:80/post/84610683166/i-really-like-the-wonderfully-woven-hanging-chair

 

I went back and back through the returned captures until I found a capture of the download page which had details of the chair and also a link to an external download at mediafire, like this https://web.archive.org/web/20160102102006/http://aimeesimdesigns.tumblr.com:80/post/84610683166/i-really-like-the-wonderfully-woven-hanging-chair

 

I then just right-clicked the download url on that page, copied it and pasted it into a new browser window.  I deleted all the Wayback Machine linkstuff which left the Mediafire url and hit return - ta da! https://www.mediafire.com/file/bfz4ababs1yag80/Wonderfully+Woven+Hanging+Chair+Rechannelled.rar#!

 

This won't always work, but worth a try :smile:

 

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