I looked up this page on archive.org



It has copies for 4 months. march 2013-june 2013, archived when the page was gone. (so those archives from then are as good as saving a 404 error)

So for the last 6 months archive.org hasn't updated their copy of the page.

Is there any way to get archive.org to save the page as it is for the current date, because it has changed since they last saved it?

  • From what I recall, the Wayback machine purposefully doesn't have pages fresher than six months. I'll see if I can find the policy.
    – ale
    Feb 23, 2014 at 0:37
  • I have seen that written there but this is longer than 6 months.
    – barlop
    Feb 23, 2014 at 1:21
  • @AlE. ah I notice the page says up to 24 months.. doh. well, we'll see
    – barlop
    Feb 23, 2014 at 1:26

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There is a form for saving a copy on https://archive.org/web/web.php:

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You can also go to https://web.archive.org/web/save/{url-you-want-to-save} to make the Wayback Machine take a snapshot of the current state. This is what happens when you use the above form.

  • it seems to refuse to save the current page superuser.com/questions/333880/…
    – barlop
    Jul 26, 2014 at 10:51
  • That is understandable. The current page gives a 404. You can only archive pages while they still exists.
    – Hjulle
    Jul 26, 2014 at 11:06
  • Have you tried going to the page? not through web archive.org but try going to the page I linked to. Just right click it and open it in a tab, you should see it appears.. so I suppose it's not a 404?
    – barlop
    Jul 26, 2014 at 11:14
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    It is most definitely a 404. Try going to the site in a "private browsing" tab, so you are not logged in. The Wayback Machine does not have a Stackexchange account.
    – Hjulle
    Jul 26, 2014 at 11:22

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