1. Windows Central Question's Avatar
    I'm looking to restore old messages that were deleted. Uninstalling and reinstalling only restores messages included in the last backup - and I'm looking for messages before the last backup occured.

    This is possible on other phones. On the Whatsapp website, they instruct:

    Uninstall WhatsApp.
    Decide which backup file you want to restore.
    Rename that file from "msgstore-YYYY-MM-DD.1.db.crypt7" to "msgstore.db.crypt7" or from "msgstore-YYYY-MM-DD.1.db.crypt8" to "msgstore.db.crypt8".
    Install WhatsApp.
    When asked to restore, tap Restore.

    This doesn't seem possible in WP. There doesn't seem a way to see backup files as we it is not stored to an SD card. I've rooted through the phone and tried linking up to the PC, but there seems to be no way to see the backup files.

    Does anyone know if there is a way to do this? Surely there must be a way to see backup files if this is a Whatsapp function? Is there any way we can access these?

    Thanks, look forward to hearing your answers.

    04-19-2015 08:52 PM
  2. AV2RY's Avatar
    I don't think it's possible on WP
  3. Legoboyii's Avatar
    It should be a folder named WhatsApp on the main file directory that contains the backup, SD or not.

    And AFAIK if it isn't on the backup its gone for good.
    04-19-2015 08:52 PM
  4. AV2RY's Avatar
    I don't think it's possible on WP
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    04-19-2015 09:25 PM

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