View Older Versions Of A Website

Have you ever visited a web site to discover that the site no longer exists? Or, have you wanted to view an older version of a website? It is possible to do this if you take a trip in the Wayback Machine. The Wayback Machine, also called the Internet Archive is a non-profit organization that is building a searchable archive of the Internet.

For example, you could¬†see what Apple’s web site looked like in early 2000. ¬†Apple’s home page was promoting the PowerMac G4 and Earthlink at that time. While taking a trip down memory lane can be fun, I recently used the Wayback Machine to view some content that had been removed from a company’s web site since the company had discontinued a product. Let me explain.

A company named Coriolis Systems used to make severals applications including one named iPartition. Due to changes that Apple has made to the Mac operating system (macOS) these products have been discontinued. Consequently, the support documentation has been removed from Coriolis Systems’ web site. I remembered reading an article several years ago that I wanted to re-read. This is when it occurred to me that I could go to the Internet Archive web site and do a search for www.coriolis-systems.com. Then I was able to click on an archived copy of their web site from July 2017 which contained the support information I needed.