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Facebook question...

Postby garrynolan » Wed Nov 21, 2012 22:20 pm

..for all you techies lurking here. Sad part first - my wee sister sadly died 2 weeks ago leaving a wonderful gift - good part - of a 4 week old boy for me and the wife. My question is this - how can we edit my sisters Facebook page? We'd like to update some things on it. We'll be keeping it open to put photos of the wee man to enable her hundreds of friends to follow his progress as the years go on. Specifically want to change relationship status to just a blank space and the job description to 'Angel'. Naff, I know, but want it changed. Any ideas? Can't find anything helpful anywhere on the Facebook website. Ta. G.
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Re: Facebook question...

Postby RRSODL » Wed Nov 21, 2012 23:13 pm

That is so sad. It really hit me...... I'm sure you will be wonderful "parents" to the little boy.

If you know the password then you can edit her profile and make the necessary changes.

Good luck

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Re: Facebook question...

Postby Cornerblock » Wed Nov 21, 2012 23:22 pm

I can't help on the Facebook set up, I just want to offer my deepest sympathy on the loss of your sister. My thoughts are with you and all your family.

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Re: Facebook question...

Postby finchy » Wed Nov 21, 2012 23:32 pm

Don't know about Facebook, but so sorry for your loss and good luck with bringing up the nipper.

Make your sister proud!

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Re: Facebook question...

Postby Cleat Eastwood » Wed Nov 21, 2012 23:50 pm

Garry, deepest sympathies. That is such a shame.

You log into FB

and you will see a page that looks something like this

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Click either the name of your sister on the left or right.

This will take you to a page which you can modify.

Look for the link 'About"

and it takes you to a details page where you can edit all of the personal details.

To upload photos there is a large white text box with 'whats on your mind' written in it and a link for Upload photo/video above it.

HTH.

Just to add

here is where the about link is

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Re: Facebook question...

Postby pdstsp » Thu Nov 22, 2012 00:14 am

Just wanted to say good luck with the little one and how sorry I am to hear of your loss.

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Re: Facebook question...

Postby NapoleonD » Thu Nov 22, 2012 01:23 am

Best of luck mate.
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Re: Facebook question...

Postby pipipi » Thu Nov 22, 2012 06:56 am

Sorry to hear that news, best of luck.

If you don't have password, perhaps best thing to do is set up a new page in her name, and then post a link to that on the old page?

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Re: Facebook question...

Postby kieranb » Thu Nov 22, 2012 09:46 am

Sorry to hear of your loss, check this link ou:

https://blog.facebook.com/blog.php?post=163091042130

- so it seems you need to contact FB.

Sad that a cycling death started it off.

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Re: Facebook question...

Postby PeteMadoc » Thu Nov 22, 2012 09:47 am

Deepest sympathies and good luck

With regards to facebook, options available;

You can memorialize their account which still allows friends to post on your sisters wall (edit: memorialize details in the above post)

You can attempt to get the account password, this may be tricky and will involve accessing her emails which again needs a password. Many people have their passwords automatically entered on their own computers/tablets/mobile phones so you may be able to access her emails or facebook through one of your sisters devices. A smart phone would be the easiest as they generally stay logged in, from here you could access the account and change the password. Of course you may not be comfortable doing this but I think it's the only option if you want access and edit her page.

Facebook will not honour requests for account login information

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Re: Facebook question...

Postby bianchimoon » Thu Nov 22, 2012 10:49 am

your emotions must be all over the place, don't know about facebook, but it's a great thing you're doing. Best wishes and good luck
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Re: Facebook question...

Postby GiantMike » Thu Nov 22, 2012 11:08 am

Sorry to hear your news. Best wishes.
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Re: Facebook question...

Postby Rick Chasey » Thu Nov 22, 2012 13:19 pm

Hi Mate.

E-mail facebook support.

They have a whole function to deal with this situation.

Sorry to hear that you have to do that.

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Re: Facebook question...

Postby finchy » Thu Nov 22, 2012 13:35 pm

If you don't get any joy using the other ways, what about setting up a tribute page and send invites to all of your sister's friends (and only them - keep the profile private).

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Re: Facebook question...

Postby T.M.H.N.E.T » Thu Nov 22, 2012 14:53 pm

Rick Chasey wrote:Hi Mate.

E-mail facebook support.

They have a whole function to deal with this situation.

Sorry to hear that you have to do that.

^This. Although I read somewhere that they essentially locked an account of someones before. It's worth considering/asking about if you contact FB Support, especially if you wish to keep updating the account.

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Re: Facebook question...

Postby Velonutter » Fri Nov 23, 2012 14:03 pm

My Sincere Condolences to you and your family.

I hope everything works out for your and you new family member!

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Re: Facebook question...

Postby garrynolan » Fri Nov 23, 2012 19:15 pm

Thank you all for the replies to my question... but more importantly, thank you all for the kind wishes and thoughts. G.
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Re: Facebook question...

Postby ethanhayes » Sat Nov 24, 2012 12:18 pm

Don't suppose you know if she saved her passwords, so she didn't have to type it in each time she logged into facebook?
If so, saved passwords can very easily be accessed through browsers - presumably it would still be on her personal computer.
Presuming you have access to her personal computer, and presuming she used either Firefox, Chrome or internet explorer you can retrieve them like so

Firefox:
Drop down arrow near logo in top left corner.
Options
Options again
Security
Saved passwords
Show passwords

Chrome:
Strange looking 3 horizontal lines near the top right corner
Settings
Show advanced settings
Passwords and forms
Manage saved passwords
click on relevant site
show

Internet explorer (never done this, so might not work.)
Click to open User Accounts.
In the left pane, click Manage your credentials.
Click the vault that contains the credential that you want to manage.
Select the credential you want to manage.
Click Edit, make the change you want, and then click Save.


These passwords might still be saved even if they aren't auto completed on websites. It's worth a punt.


Really sorry to hear the news for you mate. Mustn't be easy. Good luck with it all.

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Re: Facebook question...

Postby garrynolan » Mon Nov 26, 2012 00:08 am

Thanks Ethan, will try that on IE. Her laptop is on the blink but hoping to get it sorted. If I can't, could I do this via her mobile? Thanks again. G.
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Re: Facebook question...

Postby garrynolan » Mon Dec 17, 2012 22:40 pm

Hello again, thank you all for the previous help - all sorted. I now have a problem with my own phone and downloading photos from it... I hope someone can give me some advice. I have a Samsung Galaxy SII Plus (GT-i9001). When I plug it in with the charger it won't charge at all. However, if I plug it in using a USB cable in the laptop it charges. However (again), I get a pop-up in the bottom right corner of the laptop saying 'USB Device Not Recognised'. 'One of the USB devices attached to this computer has malfuntioned, and Windows does not recognise it'. When I click on the pop-up another window opens showing my USB ports with one highlighted as an 'Unknown Device'. I've tried reconnecting the device but no difference.
I have some photos I cannot lose (relating to my sister) so I don't want to give it to Vodafone as they will wipe them. Any ideas how to get the phone recognised or how to get the photos onto my laptop? Thanks in advance. G.
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