How to Get back Deleted Whatsapp Messages

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We All are Aware of Messaging app Called Whatsapp, We Use it daily and no doubt We Love it, But have you been in a Situation when you accidently delete an important message on Whatsapp and you don’t know what to do next? Well Touch screen devices are great to use but many a times it frustrates you,when you tap on wrong option and things happens which you don’t wished to do.


Many of you might not know that there are ways to Get back Deleted Whatsapp Messages. Today in this article i will share one Methods to Get back Deleted Whatsapp Messages on your Android phone.

Get back Deleted Whatsapp Messages-Manually

Only Few Knows that Whatsapp Creates backup of all the data each day at 4 am (system time) Which is Stored in the SD card of your Android Smartphone. Follow the below simple steps and i will show you to Get back Deleted Whatsapp Messages.



Step 1: First of all Navigate to the Whatsapp database folder, you will require file explorer for this task. the path is > sdcard/WhatsApp/Databases.

Step 2: In the Database folder you will see Chat files which are with names similar like msgstore-2016-04-22.1.db.crypt. You may notices the file names have dates as well. but there is a File which is msgstore.db.crypt, we need to rename it. you can add any word before msgstore.db.crypt.

Step 3: After renaming that file, From the other Files just select the file which shows appropriate date before you accidently deleted your whatsapp messages, and then rename that file to msgstore.db.crypt. This Renaming process can also be done on your PC by Connecting your device.

Step 4: Now the Final step, Goto Setting>Applications>manage applications>Whatsapp and Click on Clear Data. Now open Whatsapp, Choose Restore when it prompts. Thats it, the chat file saved as msgstore.db.crypt will be restored and hence your messages too

Bonus: In Case if you have deleted any Image or Audio or Video from your whatsapp chat, then do not worry, its not deleted forever untill you delete it. To view that image or Video all you have to do is with the help of your Preferred file Manager, Navigate to sdcard/WhatsApp/Media Where you will find folders with names Whatsapp Audio, Whatsapp images, Whatsapp video, Open them up to find the file you are looking for.

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So this was our guide on How to Get back Deleted Whatsapp Messages, I hope the methods given above helped you in Recover Deleted Whatsapp Messages.

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