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The Internet Archive and the Wayback Machine.

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Archiving public Facebook posts from another person

When trying to archive a facebook post from a public personality, archive.org, archive.st and archive.ph all cache the FB login page instead. Does someone know a web archiving service capable of ...
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How can I archive a public post from a Facebook Page?

I would like to archive a Facebook post in a way which can be used as a proof later on in case it gets deleted. I tried wayback machine but it does not work, it redirects to Facebook login which doesn'...
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How does one make use of the Internet Archive's ImageShack archive?

The Internet Archive has what appears to be an archive of ImageShack images [here][1]. I'd like to restore some missing ImageShack images. How would I get started using that archive? One of the ...
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Is there a way to tag links so that they are not modified on web.archive.org?

A website I maintain contains links to an external dynamic site that is not well represented in the Wayback Machine. So when the wayback machine converts those links into https://web.archive.org/web/...
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Why does the archive.org of most YouTube videos fail with "Sorry the Wayback Machine does not have this video (<id>) archived (or not indexed yet)"?

I have seen several videos which show as archived, and video metadata does show up, but the video itself doesn't with a magic error hacked into the rendered page: Sorry the Wayback Machine does not ...
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Manual saving (with https://web.archive.org/save) quota er restrictions for WayBack Machine? For real name logged-in account?

Error Messages (Which are Not Described in their Help Section): When I manually (I am not using an API call, so not a REST API quota) use https://web.archive.org/save I am sometimes/randomly/...
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full text searching on particular site archived via archive.org

title says it all. Is it possible to do full text search on given site which is archived via archive.org?
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On which country are the creators and servers of archive.today / archive.is based?

I really like their archiving capabilities, but I can't help to wonder who is behind the website and if they can be trusted on different matters, e.g. if it is sponsored by a particular government or ...
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Can the Wayback Machine reflect more recent information than dated in this context?

A Kindle book I was attempting to purchase is listed as "Item Under Review," and "This title is not currently available for purchase." Amazon support was not able to tell me when ...
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Archive all the urls of a website to WaybackMachine (https://web.archive.org/)

The Oxford English Dictionary website offers the entries of the dictionary online, just by counting numbers in the final numerical expression in its URL: https://www.oed.com/oed2/00000001, https://www....
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Is it possible to request to remove page snapshots from a personal social media profile you own from the Internet Archive's Wayback Machine?

My understanding is that if it is your domain, and you add a robots.txt, then you can exclude it from the web archive. And this unofficial page suggests that if you forgot to add a robots.txt, but ...
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Why can't I get to each saved copy of a page on archive.org? It says it has 3 snapshots, but they redirect to other days

I'm analyzing the history of COVID-19 data from the Polish government website, which only shows current data and doesn't show its own history. So I'm using web.archive.org to view saved copies. For ...
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How to sign up for archive.org/download/project-name?

How to sign up to have a link such as https://archive.org/download/project-name? example: https://archive.org/download/QubesOS
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Can an excluded URL from Wayback Machine be included again in future by Internet Archive?

I have claimed a copyright on my website content and it has been removed from the wayback machine. Now it says "this url has been excluded from wayback machine". My question is can it be included ...
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Is the source code for the Internet Archive website (archive.org, Wayback Machine) open source and if yes where is the source?

While considering how much I should trust https://archive.org I started looking for its source code. However, despite expecting it to be open source, due to the not-for-profit open culture nature of ...
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Search for pages on Archive.org by keyword?

I'm trying to do some research on a topic where I think most of the original info has gone offline. I was unable to find a way to search Archive.org websites by keyword and show the pages that have ...
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How to add an entire forum to the Wayback Machine Internet Archive? [duplicate]

There's a forum that I like to read because it has a lot of useful technical information on it. But the site is owned by one person and I'm worried he might retire. I checked archive.org and it ...
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Using the Wayback Machine without loading scrolling images on its front page

The Wayback Machine (https://web.archive.org) is very useful for finding old versions of websites. Unfortunately, its front page has a bar of horizontally moving images that take a long time to load. ...
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Archive the whole website on the Wayback Machine [duplicate]

I want to archive a website and all of its content on the Wayback Machine. I have looked at this question, How to archive the whole website?, but when I tried the solution listed there it would only ...
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How to archive the whole website?

To save a single page via Wayback Machine I can go to: http://web.archive.org/save/https://somewebsite.example.com/ How can I archive the website recursively by Wayback Machine? There is some ...
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How do I save a Google web cache version of page?

When an article or comments are deleted, it can be useful to look at the Google web cache to retrieve it. However, my understanding is that the Google web cache might likely change in the future. I ...
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Can't view PDFs on internet archive

I can't view pdfs archived at archive.org. It doesn't seem to matter which site or the age. Here are 2 examples: One and Two Is anyone else able to view the PDFs archived there? And if so, what ...
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Can I search the internet with dead links included?

It seems that most search engines don't give dead links as results, which I think is a shame. The page might not work now, but it is quite likely that the Internet Archive saved it. So the information ...
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How to search Internet Archive for all pages from a particular domain

I'd like to find all pages, files, etc. that are archived at the Internet Archive (archive.org) from a particular domain (ex. everything from abcd.com) . Entering the url into the WayBack Machine isn'...
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Is there a way to Google search the archive.org by date?

For example I would like to search the web as if it was 2010 and only results from 2010. They are stored on the archive.org, so I think something like this should be possible.
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Why does archive.org say that it got HTTP 302 for this URL?

I have an URL https://www.uni-muenster.de/Physik.FSPHYS/index.html which uses an HTTP 301 response to redirect to the URL https://www.uni-muenster.de/Physik.FSPHYS/. However, when I look at the saved ...
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Why does archive.org say that this URL is not available?

If I try to save the URL https://www.uni-ms.de/de/ using the Wayback Machine (archive.org), I get the following response: However, the site is perfectly fine, and I haven’t been able to find anything ...
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Reinclusion to Wayback Machine?

Due to unwanted personal information from long ago I requested a site to be removed from the Wayback Machine internet archive. When you check for it on web.archive.org it shows: "This URL has been ...
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How to save blocked site in Wayback Machine?

Wayback Machine servers are present in U.S. I want to save an Uptobox site in Internet Archive Wayback Machine, but Uptobox is blocked in U.S., so in Wayback Machine it is also showing as blocked. How ...
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How does a site owner change from "excluded" to "included" on archive.org?

archive.org collects web pages for its archive. It has some method of allowing an organization to "exclude" their content. How does the owner of the site change from "excluded" to "included"? Note ...
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Downloading a snapshot from the Wayback Machine?

Is there any way to download a snapshot of an entire website from the Wayback Machine? I am aware that we can use wget to recover old website off Wayback Machine (e.g. wget -np -e robots=off --mirror ...
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How do I skip 404s in the Wayback machine?

The Wayback Machine seems to archive 404 pages as well as actual content. For example this page has a ton of 404 pages, and only the first few copies have actual content. Is there any way to just ...
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get archive.org to save the latest copy a page? (its copies of this page are very out of date)

I looked up this page on archive.org https://superuser.com/questions/333880/what-is-the-source-of-this-funny-scratching-card-shuffling-noise-in-windows https://web.archive.org/web/*/https://...
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How to remove personal information from archive.org?

I found that my personal information was available on some sites. I managed to remove it from them but the information is on archive.org. I want to remove cached page on archive.org as well. I have ...
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How to archive a website which reads: Page cannot be crawled or displayed due to robots.txt?

If there is a page, that isn't archived in the Waybackmachine how can I add this site to the archive? Or is there another service like that where you can add custom sites to be archived "forever"? I ...
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How can I find out if my Nokia phone's BL-5C battery is one of the forty million batteries recalled in 2007?

I have an old Nokia cellphone which contains a Nokia BL-5C battery. Nokia recalled forty million BL-5C batteries in 2007. They created a battery-checker web app that would tell you if your battery ...
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Web archive links without header

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 ...
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"This Page requires AC_RunActiveContent.js"

I get this error message when I'm trying to access this website: http://web.archive.org/web/20101014174627/http://certainteed.com/pdf/cside/wb008.pdf I downloaded files from here: http://www.adobe....