Exporting from FaceBook
October 1, 2011 8:17 AM   Subscribe

Is there a way to easily export the content from an entire Facebook page?

Working on a local history project and would like to pull a full page so I can search it as an archive without having to deal with the wonkiness of the active FB interface. Would appreciate any ideas!
posted by Miko to Computers & Internet (4 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
If it's a page you own (or are admin of) I think you can do it via these instructions.

If you don't have admin access, I don't think there's a way.
posted by beagle at 8:25 AM on October 1, 2011

A brute force method might be to keep clicking "Older posts" at the bottom until you've gone as far back as you like, then save the page.
posted by chazlarson at 12:16 PM on October 1, 2011

Response by poster: That was my backup plan, chazlarson, and I guess that's what I'll just have to plan on. How would you recommend saving the page so its' text-searchable?
posted by Miko at 7:39 PM on October 1, 2011

I think if you use your browser's Save option you'll end up with searchable HTML. If you really don't care about the formatting, you could just select all-copy-paste into notepad.

I tried printing to PDF using CutePDFWriter, but the resultant PDF was not searchable. Maybe other print-to-PDF drivers are different.
posted by chazlarson at 9:32 PM on October 1, 2011

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