Storing information in the cloud is great, but sometimes it’s nice to have your personal data right on your hard drive. There’s a way to export your personal information from your various Google accounts, and now you can on Facebook, too.
If you’d like to download a copy of your Facebook data, there’s an easy way to do it. That way you can keep all your personal information — videos and pictures from your wall, for example — on your computer, without worrying about ever losing your stuff, should your account get hacked. Here’s how:
Open your Facebook account and scroll over to Settings.
Go to the bottom of the screen and click on “Download A Copy Of Your Facebook Data.”
You’ll be taken to “Download Your Information.” Click “Start My Archive.”
Re-enter your password before the download process starts. You’ll get a warning saying that the download process could take a while.
Once the download is finished, Facebook will email you with the data. Click on the link below to access it.
You’ll be taken back to this page. Click “Download Archive.”