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With the invention of various messengers including Whatsapp, Viber and Facebook, the usage of SMS messages are gradually fading into oblivion. However, old problems are still the same.

When you retrieve deleted Whatsapp chats, images and videos, you have to carry out complex actions, which do not always result in a very positive way.

Today in this piece of article, you are going to learn to restore old WhatsApp messages quickly.

In What Situations a Whatsapp Chat can be Deleted

Before going to the steps to restore your messages, first, let us know the situations in which the Whatsapp chats can be deleted.

So, from next time you will consider these things. Most often, Whatsapp chat history disappears:


After an accidental deletion, when you want to tap “achieve messages” and instead of that you tapped “delete conversation”. This often happens not due to user fault, but because of the inconvenience of the touchscreen.

After reflashing a phone: all information stored in the internal memory is lost irretrievably;

After changing a phone; you have to reinstall the messenger, as the result, all the messages are lost.

Ways of Restoring a Whatsapp Chat:
Now, when you have accidentally deleted a chat, let us know how to restore them.
  • Via Backup [Google Drive]; 
  • Restoring from a Local file; 
  • Via EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard; 
  • Via Undeleter. 
So, let us discuss each one of them in brief.

Recovering Messages via Google Drive

Just after the initial launching, Whatsapp recommended enabling backing up your data to Google Drive Cloud. Accordingly, the simplest way to restore a chat is from a file stored in Google Drive.
Restore Whatsapp messages from the Google Drive backup copy:

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  1. Just after installing Whatsapp, open the messenger and specify your phone number. 
  2. Choose the method of restoring in “Restore chat history” and click the “Restore” button. 

Restore Deleted WhatsApp Messages from Local Drive

If you didn’t connect the Google Drive account to Whatsapp, there is a way to restore messages from a local file. All the chat backups are stored at /sdcard/whatsapp/. If you fail to find them, check the phone’s internal memory. Now when you finally found it, below are the steps how you can retrieve WhatsApp chat history from a local file.

Install a file manager.
  1. Open 'adcard/Whatsapp/Database' folder. All chat backups are stored there. If you cannot find any of those files, check the main storage also. 
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  2. Choose the file you want to restore from that list. Rename it msgstore.db.crypt12. 
  3. Uninstall Whatsapp from your phone and reinstall it again by downloading the latest version from Google Play. 
  4. Mention the phone number that you have used before during installing, 
  5. In the option of “Restore chat history” window click “Restore” in order to import all your old chats and get back those Whatsapp messages which are deleted. 

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard to Retrieve WhatsApp Messages

If backups were stored on a pc, you can use any software to retrieve deleted WhatsApp chat. The example is EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard. In theory, it is possible to restore backups via a “deep scan” option. However, the possibilities are high only if backups did exist and not a lot of time has passed since the message got deleted.

To restore all your old Whatsapp messages:
  1. Choose the disk where you stored backups; 
  2. Click on “Scan” and wait till the conclusion of scanning; 
  3. Sort files in accordance with their type; 
  4. Restore them on a drive. 

Undeleter Tool to Restore Old WhatsApp Messages

If chat backups were stored in device internal memory, try to search for them via Undeleter app. The program scans phone memory and retrieves all the files it can access including images and videos. Root access is needed for work.
undeleter tool

Alternative utility to restore Whatsapp conversation is DiskDigger for Android. It scans SD and internal memory. It is best suited for recovering photos and videos, but it might also find Whatsapp user files.

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