1. ajayn1983's Avatar

    I have copied my old Whatsapp backup file "messages.db" to my Laptop. I would like to know to open that file in a readable format. Please help me how to open that file & get the chat information in that backup file.
    08-28-2014 11:14 PM
  2. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    You will need Microsoft Access to open the file.
    08-29-2014 12:35 AM
  3. ajayn1983's Avatar

    Thanks for the reply. I have tried with the Microsoft Access but it didn't work. Is there any particular process how to open that file with the Microsoft Access.
    09-05-2014 05:42 AM
  4. Rafael Yousuf's Avatar
    Maybe it is a SqlLite database file. Just search for a program to open SqlLite
    09-05-2014 05:57 AM
  5. AlexanderPD's Avatar
    just to ask: How did you get this Message.db file??? It should be inside the app and the app should be not accesible from a file-system level since Windows Phone doesn't give any access to app storage folder!

    I'd like to do some tests but i can't ask you to post your .db file, its a *little* against your privacy ahah
    so, if you tell me how to get that db file me (and others!) can try to open or decode it ;)
    09-05-2014 05:58 AM
  6. Monk79's Avatar
    Hi ajayn1983,

    Pls let me know if you were able to open the .DB file.
    Appreciate if you could guide me on the process too

    09-11-2014 10:47 PM
  7. Amey Barve's Avatar
    you can fine the messages.db file in the Computer\Windows Phone\SD card\WhatsApp\WinPhoneBackupdb-file-system.png
    10-12-2014 03:01 AM
  8. 45879847's Avatar
    Hi.. Could you please help me reading the whatsapp messages.db file which i have in my computer.
    02-25-2015 03:49 PM
  9. 45879847's Avatar
    Hi Alexander , could you please help me reading the db file i have as windows phone backup . i have in the format of messages.db
    02-25-2015 03:55 PM
  10. veeresh km's Avatar
    please even i have the same problem and doubt that how to view back up messages of windows phone in my windows 7 pc
    help me out
    03-13-2015 04:44 AM
  11. GamezGuru's Avatar
    Amey, which files do you need in this folder for windows to restore the backup on first opening of whatsapp? I have this message.db file from my own phone and placed it on my new phone sd card with the folder structure you describe, and the phone does indeed recognise and attempts to restore. But it says 0 messages were restored! I am wondering if i need any associated files in any specific structure for it to actually recover the messages... please let me know if you can help, i've tried seemingly everything!

    05-22-2015 01:19 AM
  12. rockstartyger's Avatar
    Anybody manage to get a view of messages.db. please do share the technique how to view chat history from desktop.
    10-06-2015 09:14 AM

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