How to Save or Download Videos from Facebook Easily

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Facebook is the largest social networking sites in the world. People use it for many different reasons, however if you use it to watch Facebook videos, you should be glad to know that you can download Facebook videos easily without using ant tool. All you have to do is watch the video using your web browser and then save it from your computer’s cache. Confused! Let’s know how to save Facebook videos step by step.

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How to Save Facebook Videos

Save Facebook videos on Internet Explorer

  1. Watch the full video on Internet Explorer first. Wait till it gets finished.
  2. Once video is completed, head to Tools >> Internet Options >> Settings >> View Files
  3. You can find a large sized file there with unknown file type and long file name.
  4. Copy that file and paste in a reachable location on your computer, ex : desktop, my documents etc
  5. Rename that file to something with .flv extension, ex : FacebookVideo.flv
  6. Play this video using VLC Media Player or FLV player.
  7. You are done.

Save Facebook Videos on Firefox

  1. Watch the full video on Firefox browser first.
  2. Navigate to C:\ >> Documents and Settings >> USER >> Local Settings >> Application Data >> Mozilla >> Firefox >> Profiles
  3. Follow steps 3 – 6 from above tutorial
  4. You are done.

That’s it. Saving Facebook videos on your computer was never so easy. Now whenever you like a video on Facebook, download it on to your computer and enjoy.

Soumya is the admin and founder of Techcular. He loves to discover and learn new things on Internet. You can find him writing on his personal blog few times.

14 Comments to How to Save or Download Videos from Facebook Easily

  1. I use IE 6 but there is no option View Files in
    Tools >> Internet Options >> Settings >> View Files
    so can u giv me path where these files saved?

  2. Um, ayo. On step three of the firefox, whatever video your saying to watch won’t show up. So can I just have the last three steps. :)

  3. Thank you very much, u r really great. Its so easy to copy. I have search many sites in google but i think this is the easiest one.

  4. tried it… didn’t work…. couldn’t see the “settings” sub tab or sub category you’re referring to after Internet Options.

    thanks anyway. will look for other options instead.

  5. helpASAP

    I need to save a video from my old facebook profile on to my computer asap and then download it onto my new facebook someone who knows what to do reply and help me out please wud be very appreciated :)

  6. on Firefox (actually, Waterfox) i used the add-on “DownloadHelper”.

    make sure you have the add-on installed and setup in your computer (download folder, etc.).

    1. click on the video you want to download.
    2. once it starts playing, take note if the DownloadHelper icon on the toolbar is rotating. if yes, you can pause the video or let it play.
    3. click on the DownloadHelper icon. there should be a filename that appears.
    4. click on this filename.
    5. a window pops up showing the progress of the download.
    6. after the download has completed, the video file is now in your downloads folder.

  7. Hi Farshad! Thanks a million! I was getting so frustrated with trying to save FB videos on Windows 7 and MSN was just obnoxious. Your path pointed me in the right direction and I got my video quick and easy. Thank you, Thank You, THANK YOU!

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