How to view web pages that no longer exist!

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How to view web pages that no longer exist!

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This question was answered on April 19, 2002. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

When you use a search engine to find older information or something that is date sensative, often time the page no longer exists.

Sometimes the link description shows one thing, but the actual page has been updated since the search engine last indexed the site, so the information that you were actually looking for is no longer there...

So what can you do?

In most search engines, such as Google, after the description and the actual web address there is often a link called 'Cached' This means that the search engine has a copy of what it saw when it indexed the site, so that you can actually view an older version of the page if it still exists or especially if you get the dreaded "404 File Not Found" error.

Simply click on the word 'Cached' to view the older version of the page This is very handy on sites that frequently update their information, such as events calendars or concert schedules

You can see Googles explaination at:<a href="http://www.google.com/help/features.html#cached" target="_blank">>http://www.google.com/help/features.html#cached</a>

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Posted by Ken of Data Doctors on April 19, 2002