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|Posté le: Mar 12 Oct - 07:14 (2010) Sujet du message: Hands-on with Facebook's data downloader
(Credit: Screenshot by Josh Lowensohn/CNET) Among the three new features introduced by
Facebook last week, one of the last ones to make it to the hands of users was the personal
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downloader. It's also one of the most interesting of the bunch, since it effectively gives
users an escape hatch to grab everything they've ever uploaded to Facebook and take it
The feature finally went live over the weekend, and I've had a chance to put it through its
paces. The good news is that it's one of the simplest options I've ever seen for such a
large amount of data. The bad news is that because it's just your information, you may find
it's missing a lot of things that include you, but that were uploaded by others.
So what does the service do? It grabs every photo, video, wall post, private message,
event, and scrap of profile information from your Facebook account, and puts into a tidy
little zip file. In essence, it's your entire Facebook identity in just a folder.
My Facebook account fit neatly into 270MB, though that did not include photos and videos I
was in that others had uploaded.
(Credit: Screenshot by Josh Lowensohn/CNET) To get this wealth of information, you have to
jump through a handful of security hoops. Even if you're signed into Facebook, you need to
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your password to request it. Also, if you're on a computer that Facebook is unfamiliar
with, it will ask you to solve a captcha. Facebook will then beginning pulling together all
those files, which it does in the background, before sending you an e-mail to let you know
For me, the turnaround time from filling out my information to getting the download link
was less than 10 minutes. And the size of the download? 270MB.
Once you have that file in hand, your profile is broken into folders. This includes photos
and videos, though unfortunately, this works out a little better for videos than it does
Every single video I had uploaded was preserved with the exact same file I had uploaded.
The photos, on the other hand, had all been run through Facebook's processing, and ran the
gamut from 604 pixels wide, to the newer 720 pixel wide format--in either case, that's
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news is, going forward this won't be as much of a problem, since Facebook recently
increased its photo resolution (and thus the preserved file download) to a 2048 pixels
wide--an eight-fold increase.