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Is there a first party (or third party?) way to export just my data out of Stack Overflow?

I realize there's a massive Creative Commons data dump. I'm interested in knowing if there's a quick and easy way for me to get my posts dumped out in some plain text file format for easy personal archiving.

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    Bur doesn't the data dump allow you quite simply to query only your data? And it has loads of export options... – NikiC Feb 1 '11 at 11:47
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    What do you define as 'data'? Questions and answers obviously, but comments, votes, user profile info, too? Some of your data is simply not available because private user data is not exposed through the public channels that are offered. – Jon Seigel Apr 2 '11 at 12:00
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    That sounds like it could become awfully 'expensive' in terms of resource consumption on the DB servers. – Tim Post Apr 2 '11 at 14:51
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    Do you mean like Facebook allow you to do? For the un-initated, Facebook allow you to do an offline export of your profile, which gives you your profile, history, photos, and virtually everything attached to your profile. – Mark Henderson Apr 3 '11 at 10:59
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    If anyone is still interested in this, I could put together a query if you give some specifics of what should be included... – ashleedawg May 4 '18 at 19:26
  • @ashleedawg I think it would be awesome to have a PHP script that accepts an array of StackExchange sites as arguments and then outputs all of my questions, answers, and comments (including the body of the text, the tags, the IDs, the URLs, etc) into JSON. – Ryan May 6 '18 at 22:13
  • I just found this Data Explorer tool that is pretty fast and helpful. data.stackexchange.com/stackoverflow/revision/848322/1047444/… – Ryan May 6 '18 at 22:45
  • I finally coded the PHP project I was hoping for. Answer below: meta.stackexchange.com/a/315243/189207 – Ryan Sep 8 '18 at 16:01

How about a query on data explorer?

select * from posts where owneruserid=4668;​
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    It seems only my own post can be exported. How to export the replies as well? – smwikipedia Jan 23 '17 at 16:07

Free, open-source Laravel (PHP) Stack Exchange data exporter

I finally coded it and released it as a Composer package for Laravel on Github.

This is the first time I've ever created an open-source package, so I'd LOVE to hear if this ends up being useful for anyone.

It exports JSON files of your activity across all of your Stack Exchange sites, such as:

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  • This looks really good, is there a demo so I can see the end result webpage? I assume it's got a frontend – Jonathan May 7 at 0:05
  • @Jonathan It's been really helpful for me personally not just for knowing that all my StackExchange "work" is backed up but more for being able to quickly search the folder of JSON files for text phrases to find activity of mine where I can only vaguely remember what I'd said. There is no web front end. You just run php artisan exportStackExchange in the console. – Ryan May 7 at 12:41
  • would you be open to collaborating to make a front end? I would be interested – Jonathan May 8 at 17:27

No, currently there's only the data dump.

However, there might be a Stack App that will grab all your activity from SO and put it in a printer friendly format.

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    For that, you'd have to define 'my activity' too: all my comments out of context isn't much use :) – Benjol Mar 3 '11 at 10:49
  • Even if they are most excellent comments, (I hasten to add) – Benjol Mar 3 '11 at 10:50

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