Com.Facebook.Orca: Can you Recover Messages from it?

Are you looking for ways to recover the deleted Facebook messenger messages on android mobile? If yes, this post is specially written to help you. Here, I will tell you about Com.Facebook.Orca and how you can use it to recover the deleted Facebook Messenger messages on your mobile. Also, I will explain how you can get rid of ‘process com.facebook.orca has stopped working‘ problem on android.

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What is Com.Facebook.Orca?

Com.Facebook.Orca is basically a folder on Android related to the Facebook Messenger app. Any android device having Facebook Messenger or Facebook app will have this folder. It is used by Facebook to store all the images, audios, videos, cookies, cache, plug-ins, and other data files. That’s why it covers up huge amounts of space of your device. Also, you cannot delete this folder as it will be reborn every time you launch the messenger app. I will now some common queries about Com.Facebook.Orca next.

Is Com.Facebook.Orca a virus/malware or a URL?

No, it is not a  virus, malware or any kind of threat. It is a generic folder from Facebook for the Messenger app to store data of all sorts. It isn’t also a URL.

Can I delete Com.Facebook.Orca?

Yes, you can delete this folder, but not permanently. Whenever you delete it, the folder will regenerate each time you launch the Facebook Messenger app on your device. Therefore, you can only temporarily delete it.

Is Com.Facebook.Orca important?

Yes, it is an important and very crucial folder for Facebook to work properly on your mobile or tablet. It stores all the data files from Facebook in various formats. The best part is that you can use this folder to recover the accidentally deleted messages and other files from Facebook.

How to Recover Deleted Facebook Messages using Com.Facebook.Orca?

Com.Facebook.Orca folder stores a lot of data from Facebook Messenger, including the messages in an encrypted format. Hence, you can use it to recover the messages that you accidentally deleted. There are many situations where you’ll need back the messages that you mistakenly deleted or got deleted without your information, like to remember something that someone important said to you, to read back the chat with your colleague and find a conclusion, or to simply collect the conversation with a friend. Needs can be many, but the solution will be the same.

Recover Deleted Facebook Messages on Mobile/Tablet

Step-1: Go to the File Explorer of your device. I’d recommend not using the default file manager, but a third-party app. ES File Explorer is the ideal option here. Download and install ES File Explorer from here.

Step-2: In the File Explorer, go to Storage or SD card, depending on what is the storage location in your device.

Step-3: Now tap on the Android folder, and then tap on Data.

Step-4: Next, tap on Applications folder, and then find and tap on com.facebook.orca folder.

Step-5: Here, go to the Cache folder. You’ll see fb_temp in it. Copy it.

Step-6: Now uninstall the Facebook Messenger from your device, and then re-install it again. Don’t log in to your account in it right now.

Step-7: Follow the same pathway that you followed earlier (Android > Data > Applications > com.facebook.orca > Cache Folder) and paste fb_temp in the Cache Folder.

Step-8: Go back to the Messenger and log in using your Facebook account.

That’s it. You can see all the deleted messages are back now.

Recover Deleted Facebook Messages on Computer

Step-1: Connect your mobile or tablet to your computer using a USB cable. Now go to My Computer, ThisPC, or File Explorer depending on the version of Windows you are using.

Step-2: Now double-click on your device to access the files in it. Next, double-click on Internal Storage.

Step-3: Next, double-click on the Android folder, and then go to Data folder.

Step-4: Then go to the Applications folder, and find the com.facebook.orca folder. Double-click on it as well.

Step-5: Here, go to the Cache folder. You’ll see fb_temp in it. Copy it.

Step-6: Now uninstall the Facebook Messenger from your mobile or tablet, and then re-install it again. Don’t log in to your account in it right now.

Step-7: Follow the same pathway that you followed earlier (Android > Data > Applications > com.facebook.orca > Cache Folder) and paste fb_temp in the Cache Folder.

Step-8: Go back to the Messenger and log in using your Facebook account.

That’s it. You will now get back all the deleted messages. An alternative method while using a computer is to read files in the Cache folder of com.facebook.orca using suitable software.

What is ‘Process Com.Facebook.Orca has stopped working’ issue?

Orca is the codename of Facebook Messenger in Android devices. It uses a process termed as com.facebook.orca to work properly. When there is any problem with this process or files needed for this process, it may crash abruptly. This will lead to a pop-up message appearing on your screen stating that the ‘process com.facebook.orca has stopped unexpectedly.’ Also, whenever there is an issue with the Facebook app or the Messenger, you will see this message. It is a common problem in the low-end devices not having much Ram to run these heavy apps properly.

How to fix this issue?

It is rather simple to fix this issue. You just have to do two things in order to get rid of this problem. Follow the steps below in order to know what you have to do:

Step-1: Unlock your android device and go to Settings.

Step-2: Now find and tap on Applications.

Step-3: Next, tap on ‘All apps.’

Step-4: Find the Messenger app from here and tap on it. Next, tap on ‘Clear all data.’

Step-5: Then find the Facebook app and tap on it. Here also, tap on ‘Clear all data.’

Step-6: Restart your device now, and launch Facebook and Messenger apps one by one.

An alternative way to get rid of this problem is to uninstall and re-install the Facebook and Messenger apps from the Play Store.

You’ll no longer be troubled by that annoying pop-up notification now.

Final Verdict

Now you know everything essential about com.facebook.orca, and how you can use it to your benefits. You also know how to solve the problem related to it. If you have any queries or suggestions, related to this post, feel free to use the comment box. I’ll be glad to help.

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  1. John February 28, 2020
    • Saquib Hashmi February 28, 2020

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