Viewing the Google Cache on demand

After working on a site it was noted that some of the information got modified from a previous rogue employee and I had to locate the previous edit to the page if possible, not only had they messed up a post – but also broken the embedded css which was the main concern, I needed to be able to see what state the site was in prior to it being ‘broken’ but had no available image or html to see the original,

The Issue: No view of the previous website.

Solution: Use Google Cache!

Thankfully as most of us know Google likes to keep a limited cached copy of web sites and pages, so this was my solution.

You can view any cached page using the following URL (changing out danfry.net for your website) :

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:www.danfry.net

 

GoogleCache

Using the Google cache I was able to review the page and extract the missing css I needed – Thanks Big G!

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