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    Technical help needed on recovering deleted website images

    So, DH and I are trying to cut back on expenses. About an hour ago, he told me that he found a way to save money: he deleted his website. I asked him if he at least took screenshots of the pages, and he said no. He said, that part of his life is gone.

    This is important family history to me. He went out on his own in the 90s to produce short segments on musicians that he uploaded on PBS. He was hired by big and small record companies, and he interviewed Pavarotti, George Martin, Elvis Costello, Lucinda Williams, Renee Fleming and many, many more, and he produced and edited the segments himself. He was amazing at it. The business dried up when Napster and all other other streaming music options became available.

    I'm a bit horrified that he did this without preserving images at least.

    Is there any recourse? I read online that maybe the web host will have archived something we can retrieve.

    Any advice from you techie people?

    I don't want to make him feel bad. What's done is done, but if there is a way to at least get some of that history in a couple of images, it would be great.
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    Try going to the internet Wayback Machine at Wayback Machine (archive.org). They take snapshots of websites and retain those snapshots in a publicly accessible archive. You may not be able to retrieve everything, but chances are you'll get something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan View Post
    Try going to the internet Wayback Machine at Wayback Machine (archive.org). They take snapshots of websites and retain those snapshots in a publicly accessible archive. You may not be able to retrieve everything, but chances are you'll get something.
    Thank you, Alan! I'll try that!
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    Alan, you made me cry.

    I was able to capture DH's homepage.

    Thank you so much!
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    Awwww

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    This is great!

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    Yay Alan!

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    That is such good news, Alan to the rescue (again!)

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    Glad you got the homepage, catherine. Nice save, Alan!!
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