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Revision as of 14:46, 17 January 2017

So, you have a website that's gone, for whatever reason, there's a copy in the Wayback Machine, and now you want to get it all back, preferably without clicking on every single page.

If you're lucky, the grab was done by Archive Team and the WARC file will be available in the Archive Team collection where you can just download the whole thing and then extract contents with one of the WARC tools like warctozip.

If it wasn't an Archive Team grab and the pages were just scooped up as part of normal Wayback Machine operation, things are a bit more difficult as archive.org does not allow you to download the WARC files for these crawls directly (and the data you want would be split across many grabs anyway as they tend to grab part of a site on one occasion, a different part later, etc.).

The Wayback Machine doesn't intentionally try to prevent you from downloading multiple pages, but the usual method of recursively downloading a directory with a tool like wget using the -np parameter does not work because the Wayback Machine date-codes URLs based on the time of crawl and so things which appear to be in the same directory are not. E.g.:

http://web.archive.org/web/20140208214426/http://archiveteam.org/index.php?title=Main_Page

links to

http://web.archive.org/web/20140215063724/http://archiveteam.org/index.php?title=Who_We_Are

which has a different date code, so as far as wget can tell they are in different directories and the crawl stops.

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Tricks

Unmodified pages

This is undocumented, but if you retrieve a page with id_ after the datecode, you will get the unmodified original document without all the Wayback scripts, header stuff, and link rewriting. This is useful when restoring one page at a time or when writing a tool to retrieve a site:

http://web.archive.org/web/20051001001126id_/http://www.archive.org/

Wildcard search

You can do a wildcard search for all URLs Wayback has retrieved for a given domain like so:

http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://archiveteam.org/*

Or for a subdirectory:

http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://archiveteam.org/images/*

The "filter results" textbox in the upper right allows you to type e.g. ".jpg" to show only matching files.

This data is also available in a machine-readable format:

http://web.archive.org/cdx/search/cdx?url=archiveteam.org/images/*


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