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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.

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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.
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    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

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