Recover an Accidentally Deleted Post on Blogger

While it may take hours to write a lengthy and well thought out blog post, you never know when you accidentally hit the delete button while saving or modifying your work -- And Poof!, all your previous work is gone.

You my have lost a post that was in draft or a previously published one. Fortunately, in both cases you can still recover or retrieve the post that was deleted unintentionally. There are several ways to do so:


Recovering a Post in draft / Unpublished:


If your post was in draft and got deleted, you need to find its URL:
  • Depending on your browser, navigate to the your browser history and start looking for the link to the draft post.

Once you've found, you are most likely to retrieve it.

Recovering a published post:


If your post was published earlier, you have two places to look for:

    1. Search Engine Cache:

All popular search engines maintain the cache of indexed pages. To access the cache of your blog, enter the following and click the cache button right next to the results.

site:yourblogurl.com
For example: site:techmarshal.blogspot.com

    2. Blog Feeds:

If your blog publishes feeds, subscribe to your own feeds using Google Reader (google.com/reader) or any other similar feed readers and recover your post.

Good Luck!
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  1. Thanks for giving out the solution... i tend to do this by mistake a lot of times....

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  2. In my history, I found my url from last night's draft (now deleted). But when I click on it I am taken to a list of current drafts instead. Is all lost and hopeless?

    Please help!! This post was never published.

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    1. The URL that you are accessing is probably of the posts list page on your dashboard. Does the URL have #allposts, #draftposts or #publishedpost in the end?

      If yes, then you need to find the URL of the post itself. It should be somewhat like:

      http://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=5253387292569090746#editor/target=post;postID=8656631449439598378

      Hope this helps.

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  3. Thanks for posting..it helped me out of my misery lol..oh and Merry Christmas

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  4. Thanks for this post... It really helped me to recover my date...

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  5. Thanks so much, I did get the cache to load and copied it into my blog as a new post, but the URL had changed so the links I had already done did not work anymore so I had to submit more links- very awkward.

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  6. I found my accidentally deleted post, but now what? How do I bring it back into my blog? Sorry if I'm being dense. I'm not too computer savy. At the top, the wording seems to imply that I want to find a term on the snapshot, but not how to bring it back into my published posts, which is what I want to do. Do I copy and paste into a "new post" and then hit publish (which will confuse my readers)? Thank you! Darnell

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    1. Thanks for commenting. It really depends on how you've managed to recover it.
      If you found it from your browser history and is still in draft, hitting the publish should be enough. The URL should remain the same.

      In the other case, Yes, you will have to create a new post and paste it there.

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    2. Also, if you know the previous URL of the post that was deleted, you can simply redirect it to the new URL using the Redirect Option in you blogger dashboard [ Settings › Search preferences › Custom Redirects ].

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    3. I was in the midst of writing a blog and clicked Revert To Draft to hold it until it was finished and now it's gone. I see a partial view of it on one of the dashboards but I cannot retrieve it in its entirety. Does anyone know what I can do? I'm a Blogger or blogspot.com writer. I have tried google customer service by email and phone. They are a nightmare. Care absolutely NOTHING about their users!

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  7. I found out how to find the post ID and recover on a different site. Thank you.

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  8. Thank you so much Tech Marshal. Just got my deleted post back. yay!!

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  9. I hope there is a 'bin' folder, like most of the cloud storage services today provide, that you can find deleted posts and recover them in a natural way.

    It seems not difficult to develop this feature. You could add a flag column to the post DB table indicating the post record is 'logically deleted' when user deletes the post for the first time. Actually delete the post record from the table when user deletes the post from the 'bin' folder. Reverse the flag value when user recovers the post from the 'bin' folder.

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  10. Thanks For the post !
    After searching with site:yourblogurl.com you need to access through cache page as you wont be getting when you click on the link

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  11. Can I just say how much I love you right now! I spent FOREVER creating a post and my blog partner accidentally deleted it! I was near tears! You saved us!

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  12. Well, I tried everything. Searched everywhere. But, I don't have the post ID and neither does the cache seems to have the post that I deleted by mistake. It's a sad day being me.

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  13. In point 1 above, you say "enter the following and click the cache button right next to the results". But where should I enter it? Do you mean in the search box of my browser? Because I tried that and got "Your site....did not match any documents". Thanks.

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    1. Your site isn't indexed by google (or some other search engine that you may be using). It's important that the posts are indexed to be able to recover that way.

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    2. I meant the search engine. Your site "Chronically Well
      " does show up on search results.

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  14. Brilliant! Thanks a ton :) Very helpful

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  15. hey i deleted my post by accident yesterday and it was the 7th one and i published the 8th one so please help me, i couldnt find it anywhere you guys said, itsjust too hard to get

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  16. I got the same proble.. I tried cached but its telling me the blog does not exist. this is bad! please help..

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