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Is there any way to export all the Facebook historical data from your profile (contacts, photos, videos, posts, links, comments, etc.) to a local storage?

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This web app describes steps to achieve what you're looking for I think.

Update

It appears this addon was removed. It used to be called ArchiveFacebook, but I don't see it on the mozilla site anymore.

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Would you mind pointing directly to addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/13993 instead of the ad-ridden howto? –  David Schmitt Jul 2 '10 at 10:21
    
Ouch... done. Sorry. –  John Weldon Jul 2 '10 at 12:38
    
Do you happen to know the name of the addon? It seems that someone has gone and broken the link. –  dsolimano Mar 16 '11 at 4:52
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Facebook now lets you do this directly from their site.

(1) Go to "Account Settings"
(2) Click on "Learn More" in the "Download your information area.
(3) Press the "Download Button"
(4) It gives you a message about how it will take a while to package it all up for you. It will send you an e-mail when your download is ready to go.

That's all there is to it.

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