I just want to preface this question with the disclaimer that i know NOTHING about IPFS, i can’t code and whilst compared to the general population I’m probably intermediate in computing knowledge, in this sub i will be less than a beginner, so please go easy.
Without going into the long and overly complex reason why, I’ve used wayback machine to access a website which is no longer online. I’m trying to gain access to some images that were on the site. I opened the source code on the site through wayback machine and despite the images not displaying, i was able to see where the site was pointing to for them.
The address was https://gateway.ipfs.io/ipfs/[imagecollectionidentifier]
The identifier was suffixed with ‘/1.png’ for image 1, ‘/2.png’ for image 2 and so on.
I pasted this into my address bar to get a 404 error.
Is it possible to recover access to a set of images if i wasn’t the person originally owning/hosting them? I think gateways publicly link to files but i have no knowledge of this and am not the original asset owner. My issue is I also have a link to the images that are now broken and have no way to resolve with the owner as they have disappeared.
Any help would be appreciated.