Analysis of Facebook Account Data in Oxygen Forensic® Detective

How to Download Facebook Account Data

Facebook contains a feature which allows users to download a copy of their personal information. This can be found in either a JSON or HTML format.

These copies contain 46 various categories that include:

    • account information
    • chats
    • contacts
    • reactions
    • feed

 

The information is downloaded in the same language in which the Facebook interface is displayed to the owner of the account.

Copies of Facebook account data can provide crucial pieces of evidence and background information for investigations.

 

Downloading Facebook Account Data in Oxygen Forensic Detective

Oxygen Forensics’ recent software update, Oxygen Forensic® Detective v.14.5, enables the import and analysis of Facebook account data saved in HTML format.

Files of the following languages are supported:

    • English
    • German
    • French
    • Spanish
    • Italian

 

The parsed data will include many categories:

    • contacts
    • chats
    • comments
    • groups
    • reactions, etc

 

How to Extract Facebook Account Data with Oxygen Forensic® Detective

To import Facebook account data into our software, click the relevant option on the Home screen as indicated below:

Home screen of Oxygen Forensic® Detective

Once Facebook account data is parsed, investigators will see it under the Applications section:

Parsed Facebook Account Data in Oxygen Forensic® Detective available for analysis

Please note that earlier this year we’ve implemented support for Google Takeout data.

 

Conclusion

Being able to analyze Facebook Account Data is important when trying to piece together an investigation. With almost 3 billion Facebook users globally, having this ability in a digital forensic software is vital.

Interested in trying this new feature but don’t have an Oxygen Forensic® Detective license? Request a free 20-day trial by clicking here.

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