Step 1: Go to Backupify.com and under the “Basic” signup click “Sign Up Now” – This is free
Step 2: Put in your information and sign up, Backupify will send you an activation email, check your email and click the activate link.
Step 3: On Backupify.com Go to Settings, then scroll down until you see the Facebook option, then click “manage”
Step 4: Click the “Connect with Facebook” button and allow Backupify access to your information.
Step 5: It will then give you check box options of the following: – Check the boxes of what you’d like to save/backup, then hit save.
Step 6: Now click on the “Archives” tab at the top and then on the “Select A Service” drop down menu select “Facebook”
Step 7: It will now show you all of your information that it pulled from Facebook. This includes your metadata (who your friends are, etc)
Here is what mine looks like.
Now you have all of your information on Backupify.com and you can easily save the files you want to your computer if needed.
Keep in mind that now that you have backed up all your images, and friend list you can now go through Facebook and delete the images. But you will need to untag everyone in the pictures and delete the comments so that these images don’t show up on your friends accounts if you delete your Facebook account. If you don’t do this it will show up as “Your friend” tagged in Annonymous user’s picture and the image will still show up even if you’ve deleted it.
I went through my Facebook account and “right-clicked” and “saved image as” for all of the images I wanted to make sure were backed up. At the same time I untagged and deleted all the comments.
As said before, I used Facebook because it “was” secure and private, this is not the case anymore. I strongly suggest you either use Facebook as a public site or not use it all.
Hope this helps. Let me know if there are other ways of doing this.