How to download an entire website from Google Cache?

Published: 2019-12-27

If the website was recently deleted, but the Wayback Machine didn't save the latest version, what you can do to get the content? Google Cache will help you to do this. All you need is to install this plugin - https://www.downthemall.net/

1 - Install DownThemall plugin to your browser.

2 - Open Google Search in the browser and set "100 Results per page" in "Settings" - "Search Settings" menu. It will give you more downloadable cache pages per one click. Unfortunately 100 results are maximum in Google search:

3 - Find on Google all cached pages of your site. Just enter in search field this: site:yourwebsite.com. Here is an example with spacex.com:

4 - In DownThemall plugin enter cache in "Fast Filtering" field. This regular expression will choose all of cached pages. Press Download button and wait for... download error. 

5 - After 100 or more downloaded files Google will interrupt the process and ask you to verify yourself via captcha. DownThemall plugin can't solve captcha, it just stops downloading. So you need to return to Google search, open any search result, solve the captcha manually and restart the download process. It will give you next batch of files to download.
As you see the process is not fully automated but it is quite fast, and completely free. If you want to scrape  thousands and millions cached pages the better way to buy some SEO tool with "google cache scraper" option.

 

 

 

 

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