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Finding Old Articles RRS feed

  • Question

  • Links are broken because microsft moved things.

    I find links, like:

    forums.microsft.com / MSDN / ShowPost.aspx?PostID=3637384 & SiteID=1

    If I had an old link like this, how do I find its new home?

    I had to add spaces because the question doesn't let me post links.

    Thanks

    Kam

    Tuesday, May 28, 2019 8:09 PM

Answers

  • Forum threads are no longer referenced like that. For example the message ID of this thread is ed683c60-3730-43d4-9659-331595aaebc9

    For a short time the NNTP groups were exposed with a web interface. The NNTP groups were archived by deja news service that was bought out by google. So try searching there as well.

    https://groups.google.com/forum/#!search/microsoft.public.*

    If you know more about the thread you can try searching to see if its archived here as well.

    http://web.archive.org/

     

     



    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows Server] Datacenter Management

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    Wednesday, May 29, 2019 3:00 AM
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  • Hi Kam,

    According to your description, your issue is more related to forum issue. And this forum is discussing and asking questions about the Windows Form and ClickOnce. So, I will move this thread to corresponding forum: Forums Issues.

    Thank you for your understanding.

    Regards,

    Kyle


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    Wednesday, May 29, 2019 2:35 AM
  • Forum threads are no longer referenced like that. For example the message ID of this thread is ed683c60-3730-43d4-9659-331595aaebc9

    For a short time the NNTP groups were exposed with a web interface. The NNTP groups were archived by deja news service that was bought out by google. So try searching there as well.

    https://groups.google.com/forum/#!search/microsoft.public.*

    If you know more about the thread you can try searching to see if its archived here as well.

    http://web.archive.org/

     

     



    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows Server] Datacenter Management

    Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees, and confers no rights.





    Wednesday, May 29, 2019 3:00 AM
    Moderator
  • I found posts dated August 2008 that reference that url, so the thread is older than that. I don't believe the forums as we know them went back that far. I believe the newsgroups were used instead, which are long gone.

    Richard Mueller - MVP Enterprise Mobility (Identity and Access)

    Wednesday, May 29, 2019 12:17 PM
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