Investigators, researchers or other analysts often have to get local copies of Facebook data. It can be necessary for a lot
of reasons like submitting Facebook data as evidence, doing advanced offline analysis, etc. But Facebook interface has not been
designed for that and does not provide printing or saving functions.
ExtractFace has been designed to help people to extract data from Facebook. It provides usefull functions to automate a lot
of tasks that have to be done manually otherwise. See documentation for more details.
How it works
ExtractFace can be installed using the installer or used as a standalone application. In order to start using it, just
run the executable file from the start menu or the directory you install it.
In Settings window, use the Export Lang.ini function. The file will be
saved in the same directory of the tool;
Open the file in any text editor like Notepad;
Translate each expression at the right of the = symbol;
The expression on the left side is used by the tool to identify the expression so do not change it. Also,
be sure to have a space between the = symbol and your expression (ex. Key = Value);
Authorized characters are alphanumerics, spaces and these symbols: ",", ".", "-", "!", ",", "(" and ")".
Any other character will be deleted;
For some controls, string length must be the same as original. A longer string could be truncated if it
doesn't match the length of the field;
The value associated with the translatorName will be used in the About
window to identify you as translator (if you want). You can also add your email or a short url (ex. YourName
Restart the tool so the strings in Lang.ini will be used instead of the default language.
The good working of ExtractFace depends on your computer and network latency (which include your Google
Chrome), the Internet latency in general and the Facebook latency. ExtractFace tries to deal with that, but
this may be an unpredictable problem. For example, when ExtractFace scrolls a page to the bottom, it checks
if it reaches the bottom after each scroll. But even if it waits a few seconds, the page could still be loading
at the moment ExtractFace do its check. So, ExtractFace will wait a few seconds more and double-check in order
to be sure there is no more content. But even after all of this precautions, it may be still possible that the
page is not fully loaded, so you should check by yourself again if you are not sure.
FAT32: Some fonctions or options (ex.: Include profile icons) will not work properly if you select a FAT32
volume as the destination directory (FAT32 doesn't support UTF8 in filename).
This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General
Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option)
any later version.
This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the
implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License
for more details.