Transitions: The Launch Games/End Games Blog

Posted on Feb 13th 2012 at 11:35:48 AM by (dsheinem)
Posted under blog post recovery

Glad to see RFGen back up and running!  Thanks to the whole crew for working so hard to bring back the site!

If you're like me, you lost a few recent blog posts in the restoration to a December 2011 backup, and I thought I'd share with you how you MIGHT be able to get them back.

Step 1.  Open Firefox (you can probably use Chrome, IE, etc. - but the instructions here are with Firefox)

Step 2. Search Google for the titles/topics of your recent posts and/or of your blog itself.  Use your best Google-fu to locate your missing entries in Google's listings.

Step 3 (**the most important step**). Hover your mouse over the Google result for your entry until a double arrow appears to the right of the listing.  Hover over the arrow until an image of the RFGen site appears to the right of the arrow (it may or may not look like your missing entry).  Click on the "cached" link above that image.  The page you get to should look something like this.

Step 4.  Select the text and images from your entry with your mouse, and then right click to "View Selection Source".  Copy the source code that pops up in the little window.

Step 5. Open the RFGen blog entry creation  tool, retype your title/tags, and paste the source code into the "News Body" Field.  Preview and then publish your post!

Potential Additional Step 1. If you have highlighted words in your entry (carried over from Google's cached results), you will need to undo the formatting.  I found it easiest to use the "replace" function of my word processor to make these adjustments to the source code, then I copied/pasted the fixed code back into the "News Body" Field.

Potential Additional Step 2.  You can also copy the source code of the comments from the cached version of the page and post them (as one comment) in the comment field of your revised entry.

Good luck to everyone in bringing back their content.  Ask below or shoot me a pm/email, and I will be glad to help you if you get stuck!

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This is very cool dsheinem, I'm going to post a link to this in the forums too, so as many people can recover their blog posts as possible.
I promoted this. Thanks for writing this!
Rock on! Thanks, I'm gonna give it a go for sure.
Cool, I'm going to try this out.  Thanks!
+1 thanks for helping others out Smiley
Can this get bumped the the top news slot every day or two?

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