September 3, 2016

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How to recover facebook data

Losing some of your important stuff like photos, messages, videos can be nerve-wrecking on Facebook. And recovering them from somewhere else can put you at your wits’ end. Many of you would be wondering whether it will be possible to recover your Facebook data or not. But Facebook interface is user-friendly and it do provides for problems like a-click-by-mistake. You can easily recover the files that you happened to delete accidentally. In case if you are wondering how to do so, go on read the article.

Step-By-Step Guide To Recover Facebook Data

With this option under Settings you can recover a lot many things like your wall posts, photos/videos you shared, chat conversations, your friends’ names and their email addresses and a lot more.
This step-by-step tutorial is all you need for hackle-free recovery of your Facebook data.

Step 1

The first step will be navigating to General Account Settings, where you will find an option to Download a copy of your Facebook data.

Step 2

Now you shall be taken to a new screen, where, in order to recover your photos, videos, chat conversations, you will have to click on the green button that says “Start My Archive”. With this you’ll be able to download everything that you’ve posted/done on your Facebook account since you first made a Facebook account.

Step 3

On having done that, a dialog box displaying “Request My Download,” will appear. After this, you will have to click on “Start My Archive” again to start gathering your data.

Step 4

Post this, you will receive a link to download your files via your email account that you use to login Facebook. Login to your email account and click on the link.

Step 5

Now on your screen, you shall see an option to “Download Archive”. On clicking, it will ask you to re-enter your password for security reasons. With that done, Facebook will start generating your personal archive and it will be downloaded to your computer.

Step 6

Now these downloaded files are zip files, so extract these files and look up for lost photos, videos, messages. The files will be in .html format, double click on the file and select browser of your choice to open the file.

Winding Up

I hope with this guide, retrieving your lost data was easy. However, there will be many, who do not know of this useful functionality by Facebook. So, do share this write-up and drop comments, in case you find our guide useful.


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