I need to access older YouTube videos that I liked. Current limit is 5,000 videos in https://www.youtube.com/my_liked_videos. Alternative ideas how to access videos beyond 5,000 likes:

  • Unlike first 5,000 videos to see older liked videos. Save "My liked videos" playlist first and use script that unlikes all videos at once in that playlist.

Is there a script that can re-like them later through my saved playlist?

If not, this is a bit excessive.

  • Browse https://www.youtube.com/user/YOUR_USERNAME/videos?flow=grid . This may be incomplete (it definitely doesn't show newer likes and it's incomplete because it can't contain a huge number of likes) and you can't remove any videos from the list, you have to open them first. That means you can't remove deleted videos.

I know YouTube stores your liked videos information past number 5,000 (and in which order you liked them) so why don't they just create a feature where you can see all liked videos already?

If playlist's 5,000 video limit is the problem, just create another playlist. Seeing that it took them over a decade to make comment history feature, I don't see this being fixed soon.


There was a tool posted previously on Web Applications which outputs a list of any Public playlist. NOTE: I have only tested this with a playlist of ~300, so I'm unsure if it will work for 5,000+.

  1. Ensure that the playlist is Public.
    • This can be done from the YouTube > Settings > Privacy and clear the Keep all my liked videos private check box.
  2. Navigate to http://www.williamsportwebdeveloper.com/FavBackUp.aspx.
  3. In the Enter YouTube playlist id: field, enter the YouTube playlist ID.
  4. Click Submit and wait for the xls file to be generated.
    • NOTE: The playlist of ~300 took ~25 seconds to be generated. This may take longer for 5,000 videos.
  5. Download and open the xls file.
  6. Make your Liked Videos playlist Private, if applicable.
  • 2
    I already tried that website for saving playlist of 5000 videos, it crashed. I did manage to save my playlist with other program though. Still, my question was how to view 5000+ liked videos, not how to save playlists. – Aegis Reflector Aug 21 '17 at 14:26
  • My apologies, I understood your question as wanting to see the videos in your Liked Videos playlist. For future reference, what is the program that you were able to save your playlist with? – Ashton Aug 21 '17 at 22:42
  • YouTube Export sourceforge.net/projects/youtubeexport – Aegis Reflector Aug 21 '17 at 23:15

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.