Yesterday evening one of my friend called me and stated that he is in a deep trouble. I replied back whats the problem ? He then told me that he is being unable to access his Facebook Account. Then I advised him like before i have provided him with some of the Facebook Guides , I asked him to make a querry mail regarding the problem to the Facebook Team. I assured him that his problem will soon be sort out. After an hour or two he again called me back and said that he had made the querry mail and had received a reply too.
I asked what they have sorted your problem, then he replied “NO”, I said then what does the reply mail suggests then. He said I am a bit distress and I am forwarding you the mail just go through it and he then hung up the call. Later I recieved a Mail from the same friend which contains the reply from the Facebook Team.
The Facebook Team replied,
“Our records show that you are responsible for creating malicious apps and spreading spam throughout the Facebook ecosystem. This is explicitly against our policies, and your account will not be restored. This decision is final and cannot be appealed. We strongly urge you to refrain from engaging in this type of abusive or spammy behavior on Facebook if you choose to create a new account“.
Then I called back my friend and said that they have actually deleted your account and he then replied that “I was having lots of contacts Pics and other valuable data other than these were my valuable long distance relationships now all are in vain”. I was speechless and realised that a person begs for the account to get restored so that he can get his datas as well as his relations back but what, nothing can be done in this matter.I thought on the matter whole night and made lots of research work on it and found out a solution that is creating backup for the Facebook Account. In case your account gets hacked or deleted for some means then you can use your backup file to restore all datas. The Main reason behind accounts getting hacked or being deleted by the Facebook Cops is due to the Fake Users as well as Unwanted apps.
Now the next question that came to my mind, “Is it possible to backup my Facebook Account?” The Answer is yes and I found out Four ways of backuping a Facebook Account.
1. Facebook Account Archive
Some months ago Facebook added a new feature called as Account Archive which lets the users to backup copy all important Facebook Data. This is an easy way for making a backup of your Facebook Account. This service shall take an hour for backing up your Facebook Data and you may also get an Email notification after backup completion
This service lets you backup :-
- All your Facebook profile pics and videos
- All your Wall-posts, messages and Facebook Chat conversations
- Your Friends name and Email IDs(Copy of Email IDs depends upon their privacy settings)
But remember that it shall not let you copy your friends photos and status updates or other personal info or the comments made by you on anyones posts.
Steps for creating Backup Through Facebook Account Archive Service
- First Log on to your Facebook Account
- Click on the arrow mark to the right side of “HOME” on the top right of your computer screen and then click on “Account Settings” option.
- Now Scroll down to the bottom of the page you will find a “Download a copy of your Facebook data”, click on it.
- Then click on “Start My Archive”. Now your backup shall begin, it shall take several minutes may be an hour to create your archive.
- After your archive gets created you shall then enter your password and download the archive.
- Activity Stream
- Friends List
All you need to first Install this app and then restart your Firefox. After installing the add-on you will see the “ArchiveFB” tab on the top of your Firefox browser. Now log into your Facebook account and select “ArchiveFB”, it will then display “Archive”, now select “Archive”. This will display a warning that the addon will scan your Facebook profile for posts and after scanning it shall then download them to your computer. This is a long process but after downloading you shall have a Backup of your Facebook Account.
Backupify is an online service that helps you to backup your social media Accounts including Facebook, Twitter and many more. Its basic account is for free in which you can store up to 2GB of data and allows you to connect to single account per service. You can also upgrade your account to Business Account for better service.
This Service features back up of :-
After you successfully create your Backupify Account you can add your Facebook Account from Settings-> Facebook. Then you have to allow it to access to your Account datas. Now backupify shall automatically create backups of your Facebook Account and shall store it on their server for your future use whenever you want.
- your photos
- status updates
- profile from your Facebook Account for both safekeeping as well as offline view.
The special feature of the SocialSafe is that it lets you not only download photos from your account also lets you download the photos in which you are tagged. The cost of this app is $2.99. SocialSafe is compatible with Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Mac OSX Tiger, Leopard and Snow Leopard. Each license key will allow you to use it on two computers.