Getting Around the Dreaded Code 404 (page Not Found)

Published

Introduction: Getting Around the Dreaded Code 404 (page Not Found)

Hate seeing 404 pages all the time or you click a Google search result only to find the page has been deleted? If so this is the instructable for you!

Step 1: Get the Bookmarklet

Make a new bookmark and were the url should go enter this code:

javascript:document.location.href='http://www.google.com/search?q=cache:'+document.location.href.replace(/http:\/\//,)

there have been reports of it not working in Firefox thanks to colin353 for making a FF version:

javascript:document.location.href='http://www.google.com/search?q=cache:'+document.location.href.replace("http://","");

name it 404 killer

Step 2: Done!

next time you get a 404 page just click the bookmarklet and the page will instantly be viewable.

Share

    Recommendations

    • Oil Contest

      Oil Contest
    • Make it Move Contest

      Make it Move Contest
    • Woodworking Contest

      Woodworking Contest
    user

    We have a be nice policy.
    Please be positive and constructive.

    Tips

    Questions

    4 Comments

    This is really cool, I've actually been looking for something like this for a while. I hope you don't mind, linked to it on my blog.

    nice hack, doesn't work in firefox

    fixed it for you:

    javascript:document.location.href='http://www.google.com/search?q=cache:'+document.location.href.replace("http://","");

    2 replies

    added this anyway

    it works in ff for me