Today technology is an integral aspect of modern society. We give more importance to our phones and computers than ever. Therefore, as a precaution many people back up their computers to external hard drives or online storage cloud. With this increase in social networking technology have also taken over, and social media has surpassed porn as the most popular online activity. With all this time spent on social media, people create and share a lot of content daily. With Facebook is the most popular social network, many users are seeing the importance of archiving and backup your data from Facebook.
If you are thinking of closing your Facebook account and do not want to lose all your data, or if you just want to download and update their data on Facebook in case, here’s an easy way to use the Firefox extension, ArchiveFacebook, do backup and archive information from your Facebook. Archive Facebook allows backup of Facebook in your local hard drive, and navigate through your files.
ArchiveFacebook backs up:
• Friends/Friend Lists
• Activity Stream
To do this, take the following steps:
1. Disable or uninstall Scrapbook:
Scrapbook and Archive Facebook should not be ran simultaneously, as the Scrapbook Firefox extension may cause instability.
2. Get a Vanity URL:
If you don’t already have a vanity URL in place for your profile, ArchiveFacebook requires you set one up before you begin. Unless Archive Facebook has updated, you need to be able to access Facebook via
3. Install the ArchiveFacebook Extension:
Go to Mozilla Firefox add-on gallery and install ArchiveFacebook. Once you complete the installation process you will see an “archiveFB” menu item (between the bookmarks and the tools menu).
4. Backup and Archive:
To begin, go to ArchiveFB and select Show in Sidebar, and open the sidebar. With Facebook open in your browser click on ArchiveFB and select Archive. You will be redirected to your Facebook page and a dialogue box will appear, once you hit OK the backup process will begin. A dialogue box displaying the retrieval process will show you the progress. ArchiveFB retrieves your stream in reverse chronological order – therefore you can hit cancel at any time, and your archive will extend back in time only till that date.
Upon completing the retrieval process, archiveFB will start downloading your Facebook data – a process that can take up to several hours (depending on your connection and the how extensively you used Facebook).
Once the backup and archive is complete, it will appear in your sidebar. When you are done you can browse through your archives. You’ll notice that the URL is a “file://” – which shows that you are looking through a local copy on your hard disk.