When you work on the internet day-in and day-out, you know that the web pages do not stay accessible forever. But our dear google takes snapshots of the web-pages we visit so we can check them out later. Basically a tiny backup of our visited pages, also known as the cache pages are stored on the Google’s server.
Moving forward quickly, let us learn the various ways to open a Google’s cached page.
1. Google Search Result
Follow the steps to get cached pages from Google search, Type keywords in Google search and hit enter
A) Choose the desired result from the drop-down menu and select the down-facing arrow at the end of URL.
B) When the page appears, click on the “cached” option in the context menu.
2. View Cached Pages from the Chrome Address Bar
A) Open Chrome Browser
B) Type “cache” in the address bar of chrome followed by the desired URL
C) The results will be similar to the cached version of the search result
3. Web Chrome Extension
Use the chrome extension to open the cached versions of the pages you viewed. Go to Google Chrome browser and then visit the chrome web store, search for Web Cache Viewer extension and install it on your browser.
4. Visit Saved Cache Pages in Chrome Hex Dump
Chrome browser stores the cached copy of websites you visited. If the live pages are not accessible, you can retrieve the page from the browser cache history in Chrome. Go to the URL “chrome://view-http-cache/” or “chrome://cache/”. These links will redirect you to a list of cached pages on the browser. You can search and select the URL you are looking for and the page will open up. In case you are unable to find the URL then you can also try opening the shortcut “chrome://View-http-cache?FULLURLHERE’’. Kindly make sure you replace the “fullurlhere” section with the URL you want to open.
5. Use Third-party Apps to Open Cache
Some third-party apps provide the required solution and allow you to directly view the cached version of a webpage from chrome. These tools are installed on the computer which indirectly accesses the cache and also does not need internet connection once you have downloaded the software. However, it is necessary that you must have visited “the page you are looking for” in the past to retrieve a cache file of the same.
You can use the Chrome Cache View, a third-party app that provides solutions to Windows based PC and laptop to open Google Chrome cache files. This software locates and reads the cache folder of the web browser swiftly. Please understand, if the cache of the browser is cleared at some point of time after visiting the live web-page, it is not possible to retrieve the copy of cache page then.
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