How To Download Facebook or Youtube Videos Without Any Tools

21/09/2011 18:36



How To Download Facebook or Youtube Videos Without Any Tools

Have you ever liked a video shared by your friend on facebook and wanted to download it…Well this this tutorial is not only for facebook or youtube instead it can be used for any video streaming website like metacafe,dailymotion,veoh or yahoo videos.There are websites on the internet that will convert your video link into a download link but it has the following drawback

  • If you already watched the whole video and then you decide to download it to your computer it will take double time becuase you already have spent time watching it and now have to spend time downloading it to your hardrive.
  • Moreover, the download speeds are very slow and its very irritating to download the whole video again.

But if you have already played the whole video on the site then there is no need to waste the time on downloading it again.We simply have to locate the cache folder of the browser as when the video is streamed it is automatically saved in the cache folder and just have to copy paste the video file from cache folder to your desired location in your computer.

Before reading this tutorial make sure that you have uncheck the hide files and folders box.If you dont know how to unhide files and folders Click Here

Here is the step by step tutorial with screenshots on how you can locate the cache folder for various browsers in various operating systems


Case 1:Google Chrome

For windows Vista and Windows 7

If you use google chrome in windows vista or windows 7 then here is the location of the cache folder


C, being the system root. If you are not sure about the system root you can replace C: with %systemroot%.

Also donot forget to replace USER_NAME to your windows username

For Windows Xp Users

In windows Xp the google chrome cache folder can be found at

C:\Documents and Settings\USER_NAME\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome

CASE 2:Mozilla Firefox

For Windows 7 and Windows Vista

The temporary cache folder can be located at

C:\Users\USER_NAME \AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles

For Window Xp Users

The temporary cache folder can be located at

C:\Documents and Settings\USER_NAME \Local Settings\Application Data

CASE 3:Internet Explorer

In case of Internet Explorer you need to go to Tools>Internet Options and then in Genreal tab click on Settings button

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A new window will popup in front of you now click on View Files button.

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How To Find Your Video In Cache Folder

Once you have found the cache folder of your browser the next thing you have to do is locate your video file.To do this arrange the files of the folder according to their size because video files are usually large in size.Open the largest files with Vlc player.Once you have found your video just copy it to your desired location.

Note:There are usually Some data files with names like data_1 in cache folder.Donot open them with Vlc open the rest of the files with Vlc and you will easily find your video.

Note:Make sure that you replace the USER_NAME with your windows username in the above addresses