Sometimes I use google to access a cached version of a question on a Stack Exchange site. However, when I do so, it returns the mobile version of the site, which removes some information and therefore isn't as useful as I would like. The site isn't responsive, of course because it is cached and therefore, I can't just click the full site button at the bottom of the page.

Is there any other way I can access a question cached by google while using the full site, or does google only cache the mobile version for some version?

  • Why would you want a cached version of a question? Feb 2, 2020 at 12:53
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    @Shadow9 In case I want to see a deleted question, so I know why it was deleted, or in case I want to see who a deleted user was before they deleted their account. Feb 2, 2020 at 13:51

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I think this is due to mobile first indexing. I don’t believe that Google stores a second copy for you to access, but you may be able to find the information you want through Archive.org, the data dumps/SEDE, or by asking a more privileged user (depending on what exactly you’re looking for).

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