How to Restore WhatsApp Messages?
To make it easy for you to understand we have divided this article into different sections as follows
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How to restore WhatsApp messages from most recent backup.
Step 1. First, you will need to uninstall the WhatsApp from your smartphone.
Step 2. Reinstall the WhatsApp again.
Step 3. During the installation process, you will be prompted to restore your messages history.
Step 4. Now simply tap Restore and every message that is less than 7 days old will be recovered.
How to recover and restore WhatsApp messages from older (less recent) backups.
Step 1. First of all, you should uninstall WhatsApp.
Step 2. Now open the WhatsApp database or backup folder in mobile and decide which backup file you want to be restored. Step 3. After deciding the file, you will need to rename that file from”msgstore-YYYY-MM-DD.1.db.crypt7 to msgstore.db.crypt7
Step 4. Now install WhatsApp.
Step 5. When prompt to restore, tap Restore option. In order to access WhatsApp backup files, you will need to browse /sdcard/WhatsApp/Databases folder where you will see the files saved with names like “msgstore-YYYY-MM-DD.1.db.cryp7”. Whatsapp backs up files can be located in both external and internal phone memory.
However, you must remember that with this method there might be most recent messages that are not yet backed up cannot be restored. As discussed earlier the data is backed up internally every day, therefore, you might only recover data that was backup last night till 4 AM (local time). In case you run back up manually you most recent data will overwrite everything with this newly updated data.
How to recover and restore WhatsApp messages without losing the latest chats?
Step1. You must go to from WhatsApp >Menu button> Settings>ChatSettings>Backup conversations.
Step2. While you will get manual data the file will be saved as “msgstore.db.crypt7 in external or internal memory of your mobile like /sdcard/Whatsapp/Databases folder. You must rename this chat backup file like “msgstore.db.crypt7.latest”
Now you can follow the same steps to restore your data with this same file.
How to recover and restore WhatsApp messages without any backup?
Step1. In case you have deleted WhatsApp chat history by mistake, your messages are actually still on the internal or external memory until you erase t completely or until you save new files on that memory. So once deleted and you want to recover data you must immediately stop using it.
Step2. Find out data recovery software that can work with WhatsApp chat history. You must simply search the internet for it, we leave it on you. There are free as well as paid software available that can easily recover your data. We only want to suggest to you that only download software from credible sources and never forget to read user reviews carefully. This software can be installed on your Windows PC/
Step 3. Now connect your mobile phone with the computer through USB data cable and run the software. You can export the entire WhatsApp message from Phone to computer.
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