Find the Actual URL using TinyUrl

TinyURL is a cool service to make long url's short.

However what if you have a TinyURL and now want to preview the actual url. The preview will save you from clicking on a TinyURL that you are not very sure of.

Here's how to do so:

1. Navigate to the Preview Feature of TinyURL.

2. Click on 'Click here to enable previews'. This step adds a cookie to your browser.

3. Now take any TinyURL such as http://tinyurl.com/gridviewtips. To view the actual url, replace the url with the following:

http://preview.tinyurl.com/gridviewtips

You will get the following screen:



You can now preview and proceed to the actual link. Infact as long as the Preview feature is enabled, you do not have to manually use the preview url. Any TinyURL will automatically take you to the Preview URL page.

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About The Author

Suprotim Agarwal
Suprotim Agarwal, ASP.NET Architecture MVP (Microsoft Most Valuable Professional) works as an Architect Consultant and provides consultancy on how to design and develop Web applications.

Suprotim is also the founder and primary contributor to DevCurry, DotNetCurry and SQLServerCurry. He is the Editor of a Developer Magazine called DNC Magazine. He has also written two EBooks 51 Recipes using jQuery with ASP.NET Controls. and The Absolutely Awesome jQuery CookBook

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