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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Going Wayback Machine on Lampwork Etc by Heart-Fire


 
Join Date: Feb 20, 2012
Posts: 26
Default Old Tutorial website down? Try this

I was going back through old tutorials to see what I could learn. In some cases, the poster pointed people to links on their websites. Sometimes those links no longer worked because the websites no longer existed.

I was able to find some of them by using the Internet Archive otherwise known as the Wayback Machine.

To use:
1. Copy the link address (URL) from the tutorial article in Lampwork Etc.
2. Go to http://www.archive.org/web/web.php
3. Paste the address into the website and search
4. If the site had captured the tutorial, you may be given a option of a calendar with different circles indicating capture days. I usually just pick one randomly. If the whole URL doesn't work, sometimes I try searching for the base address. For example, say http://www.mysite.org/tutorials/tutorial.html doesn't work. You could try http://www.mysite.org/tutorials/ orhttp://www.mysite.org/ to see if you can pick up on that person's tutorial section


Using Google.
Another way is to capture the name of the tutorial and then google it. Sometimes the original poster may have changed their web host and may have transferred their files to a different URL. This method can sometimes find those situations. Let's say you're looking for the following tutorial: http://www.mysite.org/tutorials/tutorial.html
1. Copy the link address (URL) from the tutorial article in Lampwork Etc.
2. Go to Google.com
3. Paste the name of the actual file, in this case "tutorial.html" (Yes, use the quotation marks to get Google to search for the exact file name)
4. Check out the results and maybe you got lucky!

Hope this helps

Oh, PS...While this works for webpages,I haven't found any way to find videos that had been on YouTube at one time but had since been removed.


Heart-Fire on LE gave me permission to repost this gem of a post.  I thought it was very cool and wow, it sounds so smart.  Anyhow, if you are looking for old tutorials or links...try this method out and see how it works.  And let me know what you find!