A tool to expose cached copies of webpages, especially when they are unavailable.
JavaScript HTML CSS
Latest commit e09eb47 Sep 9, 2015 @arantius Version bump: 3



Dead pages, broken links, the scourge of the internet. Powerhouse sites like Slashdot and Digg can bring a server to its knees. What do we do when a page is dead but we still want to see it? Call in the clerics, and perform a resurrection ceremony! Or, the easier route, use this extension.


Of course, not every page can be in every cache. When a page is unavailable, you'll generally see that site's error page. Hit back and try another one!

  • Accessible:
    • In the context (right-click) menu for the current page, and for all links.
    • In the toolbar, just customize it to drag the button in.
    • With the keyboard: press Ctrl-Shift-U
    • Directly in the net error ("Firefox could not load this page...") page.


  • Version 3 (Sep 9, 2015)
    • Fix layout on error page w.r.t. the "report error" dialog.
    • Add keyboard accessibility for cache retrieval buttons.
    • Add source: archive.is.
    • Remove sources: CoralCDN, Yahoo, Bing, Gigablast.
    • Compatibility with multi-process Firefox.
  • Version 2.0.7 (Jun 26, 2011)
    • Firefox 5.0 compatibility.
    • Updated translations from babelzilla.org.
  • Version 2.0.6 (Jan 17, 2011)
    • Firefox 4 compatibility. (#444, #453)
    • Rework netError.xhtml modifications to interact better with other extensions.
    • Add translations: cs-CZ, da, de, fr, nl, sr, sv-SE, tr-TR, zh-CN
    • Update translations: ca-AD, el-GR, en-US, es-AR, es-CL, es-ES, fi-FI, hr-HR, it-IT, ja-JP, ko-KR, pl-PL, pt-BR, pt-PT, ru-RU, sl-SI, uk-UA, zh-TW
  • Version 2.0.5 (Nov 12, 2009)
    • Replace "MSN" with "Bing" engine.
    • Firefox 3.6 compatibility flag.
  • Version 2.0.4 (Apr 30, 2009)
    • Compatibility with Firefox 3.5.
    • Visual tweak to the net error page.
    • Remove port number from CoralCDN URLs.
    • Remember the last target (window/tab) and use it as the default next time.
  • Version 2.0.3 (June 27, 2008)
    • Increase the space available for the resurrect UI in the net error page.
    • Use the built-in openUILinkIn method to create a new tab.
  • Version 2.0.2 (May 31, 2008)
    • Various translation updates.
    • Add ja-JP locale.
    • Do not show resurrect buttons in the "net error" page when it doesn't make sense.
  • Version 2.0.1
    • Firefox 3.0 RC1 compatibility.
  • Version 2.0.0
    • Firefox 3.0 beta compatibility.
    • New interface incorporating graphics and more intuitive buttons.
  • Version 1.0.8 (Mar 28, 2007)
    • Disable the cache-selection interface while a synchronous API call is being made.
    • Add translations: ko-KR, fi-FI, ca-AD.
    • Update translations: hr-HR, es-CL.
  • Version 1.0.7 (Feb 19, 2007)
    • Add translations: da-DK, hr-HR, uk-UA, sl-SI, el-GR
  • Version 1.0.6
    • Clerical error, missing?
  • Version 1.0.5
    • Internal fix for locale translations.
  • Version 1.0.4
    • Locale updates.
  • Version 1.0.3
    • Fix a foolish bug that left the in-error-page control broken in the last bugfix.
  • Version 1.0.2
    • Fix bug when using "Resurrect this link" function.
  • Version 1.0.1
    • Fix bug case
    • When a page that couldn't load shows the error page in a background tab, the interface would not work.
  • Version 1.0:
    • Select current tab, new tab, new window for new page.
    • Translations for 9 languages, thanks to BabelZilla.org.
    • Minor code tweaks and improvements.
  • Version 0.6:
    • Switch to using the MSN Search API, instead of screen scraping.
    • Integrate into the net error page.
  • Version 0.5.1
    • Bugfix, broken shortcut key.


Resurrect Pages is released under the MIT license.