How To Backup Your Data From Reddit

  • You somehow managed to lose access to both the email you had set up and the password and couldn’t access the account?
  • Reddit vanished off the face of the earth one morning and all the hundreds/thousands of posts and comments you had contributed to the network went with it?

How To Request Your Data From Reddit

Reddit doesn’t have a native data export functionality — at least at the time of writing.

  • Request a data export from your full time at Reddit or only between a certain time period.
  • The permalink to the comment iself
  • The data and time in UTC when the comment was left
  • The subreddit it was posted on. The subreddit name appears without the prefix
  • A link to the parent thread
  • The unique ID of the parent thread
  • The body text of the comment itself



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Daniel Rosehill

Daniel Rosehill

Daytime: writing for other people. Nighttime: writing for me. Or the other way round. Enjoys: Linux, tech, beer, random things.