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I have many videos that I marked "like" and "favorite" on tiktok. I want to export them for personal safekeeping.

I did some research and found there are some scrapers / 3rd party APIs out there that can download various things from tiktok, but they don't seem to offer a way to let me put in username and password and retrieve my Likes / Favorites. They're also too hard for non-programmers.

Is there some existing tool for this? I can use both windows and mac.

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The chrome extension myfaveTT does what you describe. You login to tiktok.com, which is similar to the phone app, then the extension can see your liked items, and download them.

Besides Likes, the extension can also see who you're following, and can archive all videos from those people you follow.

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/myfavett/gmajiifkcmjkehmngbopoobeplhoegad

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The python YouTube-DL utility despite the name can actually be used on 100s of sites including TikTok and supports the use of usernames & passwords.

It works on Windows & Mac and many others and has a large number of options available.

Ex:

youtube-dl --cookies "cookies_files" --referer "https://www.tiktok.com/" "MP4 VIDEO URL" -o "output.mp4"

Note on reading, experimenting & updating

The simple usage of youtube-dl is to supply it with the URL of the video that you would like to download but it is well worth looking into the documentation and experimenting on what you find as there are options to download &/or convert to specific formats, quality settings, etc. and specifically to this question there are options to download playlists, favourites, etc., and convert those to lists of downloads to perform. How & if these work will likely vary from site to site and from time to time so you will need to experiment.

It is also worth noting that some providers constantly change things to try to block such tools so it is a good idea:

  1. Before each usage update with pip install -U youtube-dl to get the latest fixes
  2. If something doesn't work give it a day or two and try again.
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  • How would you download all liked videos? the answer by ZYinMD does exactly what OP asked for. I agree youtube-dl is an awesome tool, and can be used to download specific tiktok videos. I would suggest you add to the answer that this is for specific Video URLs
    – Lockszmith
    Nov 29 at 14:57
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    @Lockszmith Youtube-dl can be used to download a playlist or favourites list and then to download all of the videos in that list - as I personally don't have a tiktok account let alone any liked videos on that service I could not give an example of how to do it. Nov 29 at 20:19
  • Fair enough. per your score, you've been here longer than I and I trust your judgement. I believe the comments here would clarify any question any future reader will have.
    – Lockszmith
    Nov 29 at 20:39
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    @Lockszmith - I have added some notes which I believe will assist. :-) Nov 30 at 6:13

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