Facebook Forensic Toolkit is a software that allows you to conduct online investigations on Facebook profiles, pages, groups, and messages. It can help you identify illegal or suspicious content, preserve digital evidence, download full profiles, create screenshots, obtain account information, and generate expert reports.
In this article, we will show you how to download and use Facebook Forensic Toolkit to perform various forensic tasks on Facebook data.
How to Download Facebook Forensic Toolkit
Facebook Forensic Toolkit is a paid software that you can purchase from the official website of AFENTIS Forensics[^2^]. You will need to register an account and provide your payment details to download the software. After you complete the purchase, you will receive an email with a download link and a license key.
To install the software, you need to have Windows operating system and Google Chrome browser. You also need to have a Facebook account that you want to investigate. Follow these steps to install Facebook Forensic Toolkit:
Download the software from the link provided in the email and save it on your computer.
Extract the zip file and run the setup.exe file.
Follow the instructions on the screen and enter your license key when prompted.
Launch Google Chrome and go to chrome://extensions.
Enable developer mode and click on Load unpacked extension.
Select the folder where you extracted the software and click OK.
You should see a new icon on your browser toolbar that says FTK.
How to Use Facebook Forensic Toolkit
Facebook Forensic Toolkit has various features that you can use to investigate Facebook data. Here are some of the main features and how to use them:
Create Full Profile Download
This feature allows you to download all the information from a Facebook profile, including posts, photos, videos, friends, groups, events, likes, comments, messages, and more. You can use this feature to create a backup of your own profile or to collect evidence from a suspect's profile. To use this feature:
Click on the FTK icon on your browser toolbar and select Create Full Profile Download.
Enter the URL of the profile that you want to download and click Start.
The software will start crawling the profile and downloading all the data. This may take some time depending on the size of the profile.
When the download is complete, you will see a message that says Profile Download Complete. Click on View Report to see a summary of the data downloaded.
You can also find the downloaded data in a folder named FTK Downloads in your Documents folder. The data will be in JSON format and organized by categories.
Create Profile Screenshot
This feature allows you to create a screenshot of a Facebook profile as it appears on your browser. You can use this feature to capture the current state of a profile or to compare it with previous screenshots. To use this feature:
Click on the FTK icon on your browser toolbar and select Create Profile Screenshot.
Enter the URL of the profile that you want to screenshot and click Start.
The software will open a new tab with the profile and take a screenshot of it. You will see a message that says Screenshot Complete. Click on View Screenshot to see the image.
You can also find the screenshot in a folder named FTK Screenshots in your Documents folder. The screenshot will be in PNG format and named after the profile URL.
Create Expert Report
This feature allows you to create a professional report based on the data downloaded from a Facebook profile. You can use this feature to present your findings in a clear and concise way or to share them with others. To use this feature:
Click on the FTK icon on your browser toolbar and select Create Expert Report.
Select the profile that you want to create a report for from the drop-down menu. You can only create reports for profiles that you have downloaded using FTK.
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