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I have a huge list of bookmarks and from time to time the sites I've bookmarked go down and the bookmarked link does not work anymore, is there a way I can archive all the sites I've bookmarked in way that stores maybe the homepage or etc?... so that I can refer to link anytime

Currently I print the webpages into pdf files and store them in a folder, which is very inefficient.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated

Regards

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Pinboard is a great bookmarking service that offers archival accounts. For $25 a year they cache all the sites you bookmark. From the link:

Archival Accounts

In addition to the free features listed above, Pinboard offers a bookmark archiving service for an annual fee of $25. The site will crawl and store a copy of every bookmark in your account, and display a special icon you can click to see the cached copy:

If the page you bookmarked goes offline, you'll still be able to see the archived copy indefinitely.

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Do you use it personally? –  user90500 Oct 3 '12 at 19:54
    
I use Pinboard but I don't use the archiving option. –  Guy Gur-Ari Oct 4 '12 at 12:37
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I would suggest the following for viewing websites that have "gone down".

Google caches websites at regular intervals and offers you the ability to view certain pages as they existed at a certain time.

You can also use this hyperlink structure.

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:http://espn.com/

Just substitute the "espn.com" with the name of the website you would like to view.

There is also a website called the WayBack Machine. It gives a good representation of websites as they develop and mature over time.

Let me know if this answers your question or if you have any additional comments.

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does this tool archive bookmarks? It sounds like I have to individually look up each site with this method –  user90500 Oct 3 '12 at 19:56
    
You could store the cached link of the bookmark so that you could always get a cached copy(most recently cached) and then there is a link to go to the current page. –  dmcgill50 Oct 5 '12 at 13:57
    
how can I do that? –  user90500 Oct 9 '12 at 19:24
    
Instead of bookmarking the normal URL, you would bookmark the cached URL. –  dmcgill50 Oct 9 '12 at 21:24
    
Okay. Where can I find the cached URL? –  user90500 Oct 10 '12 at 17:49
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