Is it possible to link to an archived web page from the Internet Archive's Wayback Machine so that the archive header (for browsing other archives of the same page) isn't shown? Perhaps an url parameter? I didn't find anything on their FAQ.


Append id_ to the end of the date string in the url.

Source: https://web.archive.org/web/20130329115724/http://faq.web.archive.org/page-without-wayback-code/

If you want to view a page from the Wayback Machine that does not have all of the Wayback rewritten code in it, you can view the bare, archived page by adding “id_” to the end of the date in the URL.

Page with rewritten links and other Wayback code in it:

Page rendered exactly as it was archived:

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    Thanks for this method, but this also keeps the original hyperlinks intact, so absolute links or links relative to the server root (begining with a slash "/") will not work (or they will not point to archived pages). Is there a way to just get rid of the header, but make the links work? – Beli Oct 12 '16 at 12:43
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    try "im_" instead if "id_". with the latter some websites also lose the CSS so i wold deprecate the use of id as it almost useless – Francesco Oct 2 '17 at 19:40
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    Thanks for posting this phwd: Happy to report that this (suffixing either id_ or im_) still works. Checked 2017-Dec-17. Also thanks to @Francesco for your contribution. – martineau Dec 17 '17 at 22:35
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    When you have to use the Wayback Machine to get that FAQ page 🤔 – c24w May 19 '19 at 16:00
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    Suffixing if_ works and preserves styles – fzbd Aug 17 '20 at 15:47

As commenter fzbd states, appending if_ (not id_) to the date string works best.

The problem with id_ is that you lose a lot of resources you most likely want. It is less apparent in phwd's answer because google.com is used as the example, and that page includes almost everything in that single page's source and not as external resources. For the vast majority of websites, id_ will cause serious breakage. For example, using again this website:

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