What if your Facebook account was suddenly disabled? This has happened to hundreds of users. Are you thinking of closing your Facebook account but don’t want to lose all your data?
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 Archive Faceboo 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.