I can't access my previous code solutions under view solutions

I have been away for a while after completing the front end certification and i wanted to look up some of my old code but all my solutions are gone. I’m just presented with the original questions.

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Aww i really needed to view this piece of code.

No way at all to view solutions? i’m in the middle of something and i want to use this snippet without having to redo it.

@raisedadead is there really no way to view solutions? How long is this gonna be disabled?

Hi @Thrillz sorry about the inconvenience, we are on top of this, to try and have a way to view the solutions.

Unfortunately, we can not give you a very accurate timeline of being able to do that. I know that sounds, discouraging… but we request you to please bear with us.

We have a way to handle this elegantly on the beta platform. But its just not trivial to port back that functionality to production.

Rest assured, we are on top of this, and will update as soon as we have more info.

I am working on a update, which will enable viewing of the solutions.

Thanks for your understanding.


Hi,I understand but if i get on the beta platform i can access my previous code?

never mind. it just created a new account instead

Unfortunately no. Beta is completely different from the production site at freeCodeCamp.org

But that said, this affects viewing a solution from a user profile or URL, and the solutions that were also submitted successfully to that profile.

If you had any solution already saved on the computer / browser local storage, it is still view able.

In simple terms, as long as you are not changing computers or clearing your cookies / cache you should be able to see your solutions loaded automatically from your browser’s cache.

Creating a new account will not fix your issue either.

I know you guys are working hard to resolve the issue but i was away for a few months due to illness. I’m better now and i have a coding interview tomorrow for a junior web dev job. i can’t possibly redo every frontend challenge between now and 12pm tomorrow :sob::sob::sob:

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If you still have time (it’s already 1pm where I am, but chances are you still have time before 12pm where you are), how about trying @JacksonBates’s solution downloader? I inspected the code and as far as I can tell, it parses the solution URLs in your profile (which should still be present) and produces source code from them.

Thank you. this is awesome :grin:

Hi, we have prepared a fix, to re-enable viewing your solutions. Hopefully this will be available soon. I have updated the original announcement thread for details.

Apologies for the inconvenience.

Has this been implemented? I may be blind, or just don’t know how the updated FCC works, but I can’t see my old solutions.

I just started working on the new challenges and noticed that all my old solutions are gone. It’s also not saving any new solutions. This is REALLY disappointing. I like to look back at my old stuff from time to time and clean things up. Please bring it back!

Same problem here. No old solutions, doesn’t save any of my new solutions either. Is there a fix coming for this?

Does anyone know what’s happening with this? That original article says it was patched, but I still cannot see my old solutions. Help!

This is me, yelling into the void.

There are two different types of saved progress for Free Code Camp: your profile and your browser cache.

A list of your completed challenges is saved to your account in the FCC database. You can see the list of completed challenges by looking at your public portfolio. With a growing curriculum already over 1,400 lessons and a growing user base several times that size, FCC does not store every solution to every challenge in its database. When you complete a challenge, there is a popup that gives you the option to download your solution. This gives you the option to save copy of any solution that you may want to reference later. There are some challenges which are classified as projects required for certifications. Your solutions to those can be viewed on your settings page.

Your in-editor code is saved in your browser’s local storage. Recent in-progress code from the challenge editor is also saved in your local browser cache when you run tests. Because FCC rolled out a completely new application, the old cached values are no longer valid. This is the same effect you would have if you cleared your browser cache. If you are completing lessons and do not see your recent code, then something is preventing FCC from writing to your browser’s storage. This could be a browser setting, a privacy extension, or a browser version incompatibility. Especially as you get to more complicated challenges that may take multiple sessions, I strongly recommend saving your in-progress work outside of the browser cache.

This is a good opportunity to learn the ins and outs of your GitHub account, but you can also just save locally or use a service like repl.it which allows for versioning.

Oh hey! The void answered. :smiley:

Thanks for explaining this. Kind of disappointing that the old solutions aren’t there anymore. It was great to look back to, especially since I have a hard time remembering everything. It’s a good reference. However, that’s also what the forums are for because people discuss their answers, and at least I’ve already answered them, so yay?

Thank you for the answer.