Download Your Information from Facebook

I just discovered how easy it is to get photos and other information back from Facebook; consequently, I am now planning to back up my Facebook data, all 150 megabytes. This option has probably existed for a while, but I never used it.

The account settings area (click on home in the upper right hand corner) contains an active link to download a copy of your Facebook data. Click on the link.

Facebook will generate your personal archive and send you an email when the file is ready.

The resulting file contains all the photos, comments, and other information in your Facebook account. The final step is to back up this file onto a CD, external hard drive, or online service to ensure that the information is not lost, even if your computer fails.

Now that I have all my data back, I am planning to create a Facebook StoryBook. I will provide an update to this posting, once I have completed my photo book.

About Mark Mizen

At Creative Memories, I evaluate photographic products and related materials so that today's memories are not lost to the future and then communicate this information to Creative Memories Consultants and their customers. My interests extend from preservation of traditional photographs to the production of photo books to the expected longevity of electronic image files. My long-term objective is to direct the development of technology that meets consumers needs for high-quality products.
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2 Responses to Download Your Information from Facebook

  1. Love this idea!!! Can’t wait to see the Storybook!

  2. Thanks for this blog post, Dr. Mark! Super info to have!

    I have a question posted on our pixels2Pages FB page and I knew YOU were my Go To Guy.

    I know the pens have been tested for photo/paper safety- have tests been done on permanence? Thx in advance if you know!

    You can also email me at

    Always keeping an eye on your research so keep it coming!!
    Jeannine Campbell

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