Today when I used facebook I got facebook error for 30 minutes so I cannot login to my account.
Here is the screenshot:
May be because of hackers send message all over the facebook keeps it hanged for 30 mins or some technical problem facebook yet not confirmed by facebook.
SO i think its better to back up all your data of facebook for safe.
What if your Facebook account was suddenly disabled or hacked? This has happened
to hundreds of users. Are you thinking of closing your Facebook account
but don’t want to lose all your data?
Here is simple steps to backup or download your facebook profile data:
How To Backup All Your Facebook Data And Download It
1. First, login to your Facebook account.
2. After logging in, go to Account > Account Settings using the top right menu.
3. On the Account Settings page, scroll down to find the option that says, Download your information. Click on the learn more button and then click on the Download button on next page. You be requested to enter your password to authorise the download.
4. After clicking on the download button, Facebook will send you the download link to the email address associated with your Facebook account when the backup is ready.
5. Click on the link sent to your email, enter your Facebook password and click on the Download button to download the backup zip file that has all your Facebook profile data.
When you navigate to the backup folder which is downloaded to your computer open the index.html in your web browser and you will be able to navigate all the content and photos from your Facebook profile now located on your computer.
The frequency of your Facebook usage will probably determine how often you backup your profile…but if you are an active user it might be a good idea to backup once a week.
Here Is How to Backup Your Facebook Page:
If you are like me, you want to download and backup your Facebook data
just in case. Here is a simple way to backup and archive your Facebook
information using the ArchiveFacebook Firefox extension.
Archive Facebook is an experimental Firefox extension that allows you to
backup Facebook data on your local hard drive. You can browse your
archive as if it were your local copy of Facebook. Facebook does not let
you upload this data in any way, so you cannot use it for restoring
anything in case you delete your data or account in Facebook.
Archive Facebook backs up the following from your Facebook profile:
* Activity Stream
* Friends List
Note that your friends activity or data is not included in your archive.
Also, if you prefer using a browser other than Firefox, you can use
this extension by installing Firefox just to backup Facebook data, and
then uninstall Firefox. Your backup will be usable from other browsers
as well (see last section below).
Disable or Uninstall Scrapbook
Archive Facebook causes instability if the Scrapbook Firefox extension
is installed. You should not run both of them simultaneously, so if you
have installed Scrapbook, disable or uninstall it.
Get a Facebook Username
As of version 1.0, Archive Facebook works only if you have a vanity URL
for your Facebook profile. If you don’t already have one, get a Facebook
username for your account here. Once you can access your Facebook via
http://www.facebook.com/your_name you are all set.
Install the Extension
To get started, install the Archive Facebook extension from the Mozilla
Firefox Addons gallery. This is an experimental extension, so you will
need to enable the option to allow you to download and install it.
After restarting Firefox, you should see a new menu item “ArchiveFB” in
Firefox between the Bookmarks and the Tools menu.
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Backup and Archive
Login to your Facebook account. You should be able to browse in Facebook
before you start the archive process.
Go to ArchiveFB > Show in Sidebar and open the sidebar.
While you are seeing Facebook open in your browser, select ArchiveFB
> Archive. You will automatically get redirected to your Facebook
profile page and see the following dialog box:
how to backup facebook data
Select OK to start the backup process. Cancel will not start any
operation. Once you start the archive process, ArchiveFB begins to
retrieve your Facebook stream in reverse chronological order. You will
see a series of dialog boxes displaying how far back it has progressed
in the retrieval process.
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If you select Cancel on any of these dialog boxes, your archive will
extend back in time only till that date and time stamp.
Once the retrieval process is complete, ArchiveFB will start downloading
your Facebook data to create your backup archive.
The process may take several hours depending upon the speed of your
connection and how long and extensively you’ve used Facebook.
Be patient, but if you find that the process is stuck on one particular
item in the list, click Pause and then Start to resume. I found that
this trick worked when ArchiveFB seemed to get stuck on a few items in
Once the backup and archive operation is complete, you can see a new
entry in the sidebar “Facebook | username date” with your username and
the current date. This indicates that the operation was successful.
Browsing Your Archive
Just like any data backup software, you can have multiple sets of your
Facebook archive made at different points in time, which will all appear
in your ArchiveFB sidebar. Clicking on any of the entries in the
sidebar browses that archive set, starting at your profile page.
Observe the browser address bar URLs when browsing your Facebook profile
archive. It will show “file://” instead of “http://” indicating that
you are browsing a local copy on your hard disk. You should be able to
view your photos, friends list, notes, etc. from within your local copy.
You will see an Annotation Bar at the bottom of the browser. It has
highlighting and annotation tools with which you can make notes about
any of the items in your Facebook archive.
For Advanced Users and Other Browsers
ArchiveFB stores the copy of your Facebook data within your Firefox
profile by default. You will find an ArchiveFB folder created inside
your Firefox profile folder, where the archives created by this
extension are stored.
What if you normally use a different browser? In the ArchiveFB sidebar,
go to Tools > Options. In the Options dialog, go to the Organize tab.
In the Location to Store Data, you can specify a different location for
From any archive set, you can open the “index.html” file to open and
browse your Facebook archive data from within any browser.
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