I recently deleted a post after discovering the information in it was irrelevant to others, but I now need to access it as there is relevant information about an ongoing issue I am having with my operating system.

I read here that the post's author has access to the deleted posts:

What happens when a post is deleted?

Once a post has been deleted, it will disappear for all users except the post's author, developers, moderators, and users with this "access to moderator tools" privilege. However, deleted posts can be undeleted by casting undelete votes. Once a post has 3 undelete votes (more for highly-active questions), it will no longer be deleted.

But when trying to look through my own questions I don't see them.

Is there a way for me to access my deleted posts?

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    Does this answer your question? How does deleting work? What can cause a post to be deleted, and what does that actually mean? What are the criteria for deletion? In particular the section headed Can I still see my post even after it's deleted?
    – PolyGeo
    Apr 27, 2020 at 0:43
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  • @Rob yes sort of. It says I have no deleted questions within the last 60 days, but im pretty sure I do. Apr 27, 2020 at 4:44
  • If they have been voted on, you might be able to find them with my workaround described here.
    – Glorfindel Mod
    Apr 27, 2020 at 6:25
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    KalamalkaKid, another hack (if it's within not too many days) is to: 1. Go to any question and then click on your URL bar (of your browser) and copy the URL, 2: Go to your browser's History and paste the copied link back into the URL bar, 3: Click on the tail of the URL and delete characters until you are down to "questions" - like this: https://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/, 4: Now scroll through your History and try to find the URL, 5: IF you have access (10K, mod, CM, owner) and it's not nuked you should be able to click on the History's URL and see the post, or get the Panda.
    – Rob
    Apr 27, 2020 at 12:14


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