How to Restore Lost WhatsApp Chat History on Android from Database

The older WhatsApp message records are also recoverable from Android device for free. Below steps will show you how to regain older Android WhatsApp messages which were lost more than seven days ago:
  • Uninstall WhatsApp.
  • Go to backup folder, the default path is: /sdcard/WhatsApp/Databases.
  • From the backup file extension, you can easily figure out when each backup copy is made.
  • Rename “msgstore.db.crypt” to “newestmsgstore.db.crypt”, in case your latest message backup getting lost.
  • Select the backup file that you want to restore. Please choose the date before you accidentally deleted or lost WhatsApp messages.
  • Rename selected file to from “msgstore-YYYY-MM-DD.1.db.crypt8” to “msgstore.db.crypt”.
  • Reinstall WhatsApp. When it asks you to restore, please click Restore.

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