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Photobucket workaround

GIACUser

Master Wallet Mechanic
Location
SoCal
As you all know Photobucket was for a long time used by many of us to host our photos for the many threads/posts over the years. Photobucket made some changes and all those photos to so many of those great threads were no longer visible. Thanks to admins they discovered a Chrome extension that will allow you to see those lost photos again. Thanks Merkeyterkey.

Just add an extension to Chrome. Just go to this Chrome site and add the extension and you will be able to see all those Photobucket pics you lost access to. VERY EASY, works great.

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/photobucket-hotlink-fix/kegnjbncdcliihbemealioapbifiaedg?hl=en
 

emanyankee

Ready to race!
Location
Louisville, KY
Ride
mk5 Gti
all the photos everyone lost? say if you lost a pic and then its on a forum and i can now see it on your thread? or just mine? sorry if nub question.
 

eurocars

5/17/15 - Never forget
Location
Indianapolis
Ride
2006 GTI
The extension will let you see any photos broken by photobucket when they rolled out their hosting payment plan.
 

GIACUser

Master Wallet Mechanic
Location
SoCal
all the photos everyone lost? say if you lost a pic and then its on a forum and i can now see it on your thread? or just mine? sorry if nub question.
All photos hosted by Photobucket in unpaid accounts had their file extension changed in a recent effort to stop hosting files for third party viewing. What was lost was the ability to view any of those pics, years worth of pics posted by anyone using a free Photobucket account. What is recovered by adding this extension to your browser is the ability to see all those pics again.

This extension defeats Photobuckets attempt to block access to those pics. As mentioned above, Photobucket may change that extension once again when they see that this "fix" has spread widely and their effort to block third party access has failed.

Third Party Hosting is when you (first party) use our forum (second party) for example and post a pic by placing a link in your thread pointing to a pic for example hosted by Photobucket (third party)
 
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