How to download your entire Facebook history to your computer

If you’ve been on Facebook for a while you have probably uploaded lots of photos and posted countless status updates to your Timeline.

If so, you might be wondering if it’s possible to download all of those pics and updates to your local computer. Well, it is, and it’s quite easy to do.

Note: Depending on the quantity of photos and other data that’s currently stored in your account, it could take a while for the download process to complete. Just sayin’…

And by the way, your photos and status updates won’t be the only things that are downloaded. In fact, pretty much everything you have ever done on Facebook is stored in your account’s database, and every bit of that info will be downloaded to your computer!

If you’re interested in finding out exactly what the download file will include, click here.

Should you wish to proceed, the simple procedure outlined below will download all of your Facebook data to your local computer:

1 – Click the little Down Arrow that’s located on the far right-hand side of the blue bar at the top of your Facebook window.

2 -Select Settings from the drop-down menu.

3 – Click the Download a copy link that’s located at the bottom of the list of “General Account Settings”.

4 – Click the Start My Archive button.

That’s all there is to it. Pretty much ALL of your Facebook data will now be downloaded directly to your local hard drive or SSD.

Note: All of the downloaded data will be stored in a single large Zip file. You’ll need to unzip the file before you can access any of your downloaded Facebook info.

Bonus tip: This post explains how to lock your Facebook account down tight to prevent hackers from breaking into it.

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