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How to Restore Whatsapp Conversations

Last Updated On: February 25, 2017

We have talked about backup and restore Whatsapp messages from Android smartphones before a few weeks ago. On that post, so many users are asking about how to restore WhatsApp conversations, my conversations on WhatsApp deleted by mistake and what to do, etc. If that guide on How to Restore Whatsapp Conversations was not useful for you, here is an update that works perfectly if you wish to Restore Whatsapp Backup on your Android smartphone.

Restoring Whatsapp Messages on Android Manually

  • Open your WhatsApp app > go to menu > Settings > Chat Settings > Backup conversations.
  • Now your backup file will be stored as “msgstore.db.crypt7” in your phone’s folder under the following location. /WhatsApp/Databases folder.
  • Now you just have to rename your backup file to “msgstore.db.crypt7.current”, without the quotes, to make it easy to find when you want to restore the backup. So whenever you are reinstalling Whatsapp, Whatsapp would search for the file “msgstore.db.crypt7.current” from your device. Note – If Whatsapp is able to find a backup file with that name, it would successfully restore your WhatsApp conversation from your backup file.
  • Now to restore your WhatsApp conversations from a backup, uninstall WhatsApp and find the correct backup file from the WhatsApp folder. Slightly older backups are named “msgstore-YYYY-MM-DD.1.db.crypt7”. To restore any of these, rename the file to “msgstore.db.crypt7”.
  • Now reinstall WhatsApp. Once you verify your phone number, WhatsApp will show a prompt saying that it has found backed up messages. Tap Restore, choose the correct backup file and wait for the conversations to appear in the app.

How to Save Whatsapp Conversation

If you are looking for How to Recover Whatsapp Deleted Chat History, you just have to backup your Whatsapp conversation from setting and rename that file. You can easily Backup Whatsapp Messages and How to Restore Whatsapp Chat History on other device using this trick. You just have to transfer that backup file to another device.

You can also follow the video guide on restoring Whatsapp messages from Google drive below.

Check out official guide on Backup Whatsapp Messages & restore them from http://www.whatsapp.com/faq/en/android/20887921#further

Check More Whatsapp Guide from below Resource:

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  1. bro i have accidently deleted my whats app and then i reinstall it and it says to restore i tap on it and the it says restoration failed and then i checked my whats app data base but its empty