How to get an old TYPO3 Extension from Repository

In some cases we may need to get an old TYPO3 extension, this may be for several reasons.

In order to do this, we can follow any of the following methods:


  1. Go to then search for your extension, say tt_news
  2. Just copy yhe download link of the t3x file, and now my link looked as below:
  3. We need the version 2.5.2, so change the version number of above URL to as follows:


This is one way, the other way is when we use the update manager within TYPO3 BE, we get a drop down to select the version, and load it’s detail. Then we can install/update the necessary version. Sometimes the drop down may not have the needed version, so Method 1 may work in such cases!


Most extensions were also under version control on typo3 forge, even here we can get the old files. We may however get some files/updates/changes that were not really published to the Extension Repository. So this may be slightly risky as well. Generally the first two methods are much more easier.