I set up a Facebook account with a school email address long ago, when only school email addresses were allowed. I graduated and no longer have that email address, nor access to it. I have also forgotten my password to that Facebook account.

How do I delete/merge a Facebook account that:

  1. I forgot the password to
  2. No longer have access to the registered email address?

When I try to recover the forgotten password, I no longer have access to the email address that the Facebook account sends the password reset link to.

I once tried emailing a Facebook Support on this, and they replied saying they would merge it with my existing account I have access to, but they never did. Are accounts like these doomed to exist on Facebook forever?

Similar question was posted previously, but this is slightly different: How Do I Delete my Facebook Account

  • the short answer ... yes.
    – phwd
    Commented Jul 8, 2010 at 6:20
  • My brother had a similar issue and now he has two accounts. So yea it sucks.
    – phwd
    Commented Jul 8, 2010 at 6:24
  • I think you can not delete it. Sorry :-(
    – nic
    Commented Jul 8, 2010 at 6:44

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Facebook does not support account merging. You have to manually copy what you want from your old profile, and then delete it.

You should be able to regain access to old account via http://www.facebook.com/#!/help/contact.php?show_form=hack_nologin_access - I've never used this and I don't know what they procedure is however. I guess once you have convinced them your are who you say you are, they will change the account email address, which will let you reset the password as normal.

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