Facebook Hacks - How to Recover Deleted Photo and Post from Facebook

Last Updated on December 8, 2020 by Jason Ben

Every day, we post updates on our Facebook accounts. Doing so gives most people the impression that they are sharing part of their daily lives to their Facebook connections. It allows your Facebook friends to see what you’re up to and even get a sneak at what’s going on in your head.

In dire times that you are going through your post, you might have accidentally deleted some posts. Facebook has a way of recovering posts that had been deleted.

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Step 1 Go to www.facebook.com or www.fb.com

I understand some might have multiple accounts. Thus, it would be better to sign in to an account where you want to retrieve a photo from.

Once signed in, proceed to below:

Step 2 On the Homepage, go to the upper left-hand corner of the screen. Click the drop-down arrow next to the Question Mark (Quick Help) Icon.

Step 3 Navigate to Settings and you will be routed to a page that says General Account Settings.

Step 4 On the same page, you will see details like Name, Username, etc. Go to the bottom of those details and click on the Download a copy of your Facebook data link.

Step 5 After clicking on the link, you will be directed to a new page headed with Download Your Information.

Step 6 From that page find the Access Your Information link and click on that.

Step 7 You will be routed on a page that has all your information as well as information about you.

Step 8 You have the option to view them, but to retrieve the deleted posts, it’s best to click on the Download your information link.

Please take note that when you download your information, you will be asked for your password. This is a security feature from Facebook to ensure that you are the one opening your account. There are numerous instances where a person merely forgot to log out from the computer. Without this feature, the unauthorized person may be able to download anything on your account without your permission.

Step 9 A zip file will then download. You will need to wait for it to load.

Step 10 Once the file download has completed, unzip the folder.

Step 11 You should be able to see files in HTML format that actually contain all your information as well as deleted items.

On the zip file, you will find massive numbers of folders that are named after the activities you’ve done on Facebook. It includes information about your posts, messages, even comments, and reactions!

You should be able to find a complete history of everything you’ve posted since the day you first started with Facebook. It’ll be like a trip down to memory lane where you are able to track the growth of your wisdom.

If the same method doesn’t work in trying to recover a deleted Facebook photo, you can try another hack using Google Chrome.

Retrieving a Deleted Facebook Photo on Google Chrome:

There are cases where you have just uploaded a photo on Facebook, deleted the original file, and accidentally deleted the post. If this had been done before you wiped out Google Chromes history including the cache, this should work fine.

To do this, follow the below steps:

Step 1 On your Google Chrome browser (before Chrome 66), open a separate tab.

Step 2 On that separate tab, type chrome://cache. If you fail to open this link on your chrome, you'd better install a chrome cache browser extionsion to view your lost facebook images.

Step 3 You will see thousands of URLs that depicts all of the file that has gone through your browser from any website including Facebook.

Step 4 On your keyboard, press Ctrl + F to find _n.jpg. This will show you all the URLs of photos you’ve previously viewed or uploaded.

Step 5 To verify if you’re looking at a photo viewed on Facebook website, there should be an fbcdn.net located at the first few characters of the URL.

Step 6 Once you find these URLS, do not click on them right away. You will need to highlight chosen URL, right-click on it with your mouse, and select Go to + URL.

Step 7 If you click on the URL right away, you will be routed to the current status of the URL thus reflecting an error.

Step 8 While if you do the previously-mentioned step, you find the page the same way you viewed it previously and save the image on your computer again.

This retrieval method does not necessarily offer to give you back the actual post of the photo including the comments and likes. It’s also a little tricky. You will have to go through a lot of URLs before you can get to the one you’re looking for unless Lady Luck is on your side. The best thing to do to recover the photos if you’ve just deleted them is to start looking at the bottom of the URL’s lists.

Congratulations! You’ve successfully recovered all your information, including the deleted photos.

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