Steps to retrieve your facebook messages, wall posts and pictures:

By | December 18, 2013

Step 1

Switch on to the facebook account of which you want to retrieve the data.

Step 2

Go to the settings button on the top right corner of your facebook account.

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Step 3

From the drop down list, go to the account settings.

Step 4

Click on download a copy button at the extreme bottom of the page you are directed to.

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Step 5

Click on “Start my archive” button in the green color.

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Step 6

Now you need to re enter your password for verification and security purposes.

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Step 7

Downloading the archive is a long procedure and can somewhere between 3 to 4 hours. So you need to be quite patient. This step would assemble your entire archive and will take some time.

Step 8

Facebook will send a link to you to start downloading your archive. Just click on it and your downloading would start.

Step 9

The downloaded file would be a zip file which needs to be extracted to some folder.

Step 10

Index.html file in your extracted folder is the file that you are looking for.

Caveat: This extracted folder contains a lot of your personal data so it must be kept carefully and securely.

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