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Title: Collection tool question
Post by: ncman071 on December 27, 2018, 02:10:07 PM
Is there a way to retrieve games that i previously deleted from my collection on the collection tool?  I am trying to rebuild my DS collection and was trying to see which games i deleted several years ago..


Title: Re: Collection tool question
Post by: singlebanana on December 27, 2018, 04:00:33 PM
Is there a way to retrieve games that i previously deleted from my collection on the collection tool?  I am trying to rebuild my DS collection and was trying to see which games i deleted several years ago..

Not to my knowledge, but perhaps some of the other staff can chime in.



Title: Re: Collection tool question
Post by: Fleabitten on December 28, 2018, 02:31:54 AM
You can't do anything of that sort on site. You can however use the Way Back Machine website to retrieve old versions of webpages. Try plugging in your profile's URL. Then you can cross-reference with your current list.


Title: Re: Collection tool question
Post by: bickman2k on December 28, 2018, 10:58:33 AM
You can't do anything of that sort on site. You can however use the Way Back Machine website to retrieve old versions of webpages. Try plugging in your profile's URL. Then you can cross-reference with your current list.

I'm not sure if this would work. I believe it would only pull the code from the page, not necessarily the contents as it requires a database pull to find that.

Depending on how many years ago it was, I may have an old DB backup that could possibly have that information? Do you know when that was?


Title: Re: Collection tool question
Post by: mumboking on December 28, 2018, 12:45:25 PM
The Wayback Machine just saves webpages as they were served, so the list should be there.
Here it is from the 25th of July 2013:
https://web.archive.org/web/20130725221518/http://www.rfgeneration.com/cgi-bin/collection.pl?name=ncman071&folder=Collection
Unfortunately, not all pages are archived and some links are broken because of how they work.

EDIT: None of the captures I found had DS games in them.