How to Recover Deleted Posts on Facebook

If you’re wondering “How do I recover deleted posts on Facebook?”, you’ve come to the right place.

Whether it’s a post that was accidentally deleted or one that you just decided needed to be removed from your profile, this article will teach you how to recover them with ease!

How To Recover Deleted Posts on Facebook

Method 1. Recover FB Posts Using Activity Log

Step 1. Log In To Your Account

Step 2. Try Searching For The Deleted Post In Activity Log

Step 3. View Old Posts Using Activity Log

You can see all of your posts, friends’ posts, and photos you’ve been tagged in on the “Activity Log” page. Simply click on one of those categories to view a list of posts.

Method 2: Recover FB Posts By Downloading An Archive Of Your Facebook Data

If the first method doesn’t work for you, there’s another way!

Facebook allows you to download an archive containing almost everything from your account – this includes deleted posts as well as every photo and message that was posted during your time using Facebook. Here’s how:  

Step 1: Click the “Download a copy” button on this page: Accessing & Downloading Your Information

Step 2: Click the box next to the following and then click “Continue”:  Photos of me   Friend list   Messages   Notes I’ve written   Videos and photos Viewable by [everyone, friends only or no one]

And if you’d like to keep your Facebook messages, check the box next to “Messages”.

Step 3: Click Continue on the Review Your Information screen

Step 4: Click Download Archive on the Download Your Data screen You’ll be taken to a new screen with three buttons.

Step 5: Click Close this window Once the download has been completed, find the zip file containing your Facebook data and extract it. You should see a folder with a bunch of HTML files inside. In order to view them, you’ll need to use a web browser.

Step 6: Open Your Archive In A Web Browser If you want to be able to copy and paste from these web pages, click “View -> Edit” on your browser’s toolbar while viewing one of them. It should change from “View Source” to “Edit”.

Now you can select text as if it were any other page.

Method 3 : Use A Facebook Data Recovery Tool (If All Else Fails)

If you can’t use any of the methods above to recover your deleted posts, then there’s only one thing left to do.

Step 1: Download & Install FB Data Recovery by Wondershare and Recover deleted or lost posts directly from your Facebook account with this tool!

It will also work for restoring photos, wall postings and messages that were removed in the past!

Got it? Great!

Now, just install this program and follow these steps:

Step 1: Connect Your Facebook Account To The Software.

Launch the software, click on Accounts > Connect to FB account. Use your Facebook login details to sign in to the program.  

Step 2: Select Your Data Types Next, select which type of data you want to recover from your Facebook account and click the Scan Now button.

Step 3: Preview & Recover Your Deleted Posts

Now, just wait for it to finish scanning your account and see all your deleted posts appearing in front of your eyes!

And then just check out the “Messages” tab to get back all the messages that were deleted or removed from your Facebook account before.

You can save them all as HTML files by clicking the Export Messages button. And then you can save all the photos that were removed or deleted too. 🙂

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How To Recover Permanently Deleted Photos From Facebook?

Facebook has no straightforward way to recover deleted photos, but it is possible. Facebook will store all the data you upload for some time before permanently deleting it.

However, Facebook’s servers can only be accessed by site administrators or people with specific knowledge of how to access them.

It is impossible for most users to download their own data from these servers unless they have additional software that allows them to download directly from the server themselves.

If you are able to convince your friends who are admins of your page on Facebook, you could ask them if they would check back at later dates and see if you had accidentally removed something else as well (when trying to remove a photo.)

There are ways though, with downloaders & browsers like firefox…

Step 1. First, you have to find your image on Facebook. Then click on the image and right-click “Copy Image Location” or something close. This will take you directly to where Facebook stores images (next to profile pictures, etc.)

Step 2. Then open up Firefox and go to Tools > Page Info > Media Tab (under File). You should be able to see all images stored under that page in a directory structure.

Step 3. From there you can open one of them and download it by right-clicking again and clicking “Save Link As”.

If this does not work, try opening it in a different browser like Internet Explorer or Safari then saving from there.

Facebook uses image fingerprinting software so that even if an exact copy of the original file is made on the same server, it will be impossible to access it.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Will this tool work if I already reported the removed post as spam?

Yes, it will! Recover deleted Facebook posts even after you’ve reported them as spam. It has been tested and proven to be working great!

How do I restore my old photos or videos that were shared with me on FB but deleted by me afterwards?

Just select the Photos tab on Wondershare Data Recovery for the Facebook program, click the Next button at the bottom of the interface, then you can see some checkboxes appear by default.
And now just check out those two boxes “Photos You Shared With Me” and “My Deleted Photos”. Then click the Scan button on the top right corner.
Done! It’ll take you some minutes to scan your profile and then will list all your old photos there.

Is it safe to recover deleted Facebook posts?

No worries! It’s totally safe to use this recovery software service. The recovered data is stored on your PC, not transmitted or shared anywhere else over the Internet, so only you can access them!  Plus you can restore them as many times as you like without any risks at all!


And that’s it! This is how you can restore deleted posts on Facebook. And if you have any questions, please feel free to comment below. I’ll answer every one of your questions ASAP. 🙂

Cheers! 🙂

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