Whatsapp Trick : Recover Messages From A Deleted Whatsapp Account


Whatsapp is a popular text message and media sharing app available for smartphones. Whatsapp creates a chat history backup on a daily basis and stores all the chats/messages in the database called “msgstore.db.crypt” on android phones. This “msgstore.db.crypt” stores all the chats and messages that you have done with your Whatsapp contacts. This database can be found in “sdcard>Whatsapp>Databases”. If you have this database then you can restore your deleted messages in Whatsapp. Check this tutorial to restore your deleted Whatsapp messages.

The “msgstore.db.crypt” chat database is the only way to restore your deleted Whatsapp messages. But what if you have accidently deleted this database. This chat history database will be deleted if you delete your Whatsapp account or you manually deleted it or the conversation backup is never done. Suppose if you deleted your Whatsapp account accidently then this is sure that the chat history backup file will also be deleted.

But don’t worry there is still an option that will let you restore your Whatsapp account with all deleted messages. I am trying to say that I will tell you a trick through which you can get back this “msgstore.db.crypt” database file. After getting this file back you can easily restore your Whatsapp messages. This tutorial applies to android, blackberry, iOS and Windows phone.

Recover Messages From A Deleted Whatsapp Account

Note: This tutorial will only work for phones running android 2.3 Gingerbread. Mass storage mode is removed from android 4.0 and above. So in this case you can use recovery software like Wondershare Dr. Fone or can store WhatsApp backup to Google Drive. Storing WhatsApp chats to Google Drive is a good option if you don't want to lose your chats anymore. Also in case of a theft you can restore the chats on a new phone without the msgstore.db.crypt.

Your phone is using a SD card or internal mass storage in which Whatsapp stores its chat history and media files. So if after the chat history is deleted do not copy anything in the SD card or internal mass storage. After deletion the database file still resides in the storage, if you copy any file in the storage then the deleted file will be overwritten and can’t be recovered. So if the message backup file is deleted then do not copy other files to SD card, do not use camera to click pictures because this will also overwrite the file. Now follow the steps below.
  • Uninstall Whatsapp.
  • Download and install Recuva for Windows from here.
  • Connect the SD card to PC by using a card reader or SDHC adapter for micro sd on laptops.
  • Now right click on the SD card in ‘My Computer’ and choose ‘scan for deleted files’. Let Recuva to scan for deleted files.

  • After scan is complete recuva will show all the list of deleted files on sdcard. A green circle in Recuva means that file can be recovered.
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  • In recuva you need to find the file “msgstore.db.crypt”. Put a check mark on it.
  • Click ‘Recover’ on the bottom right and choose ‘Desktop’.
  • The file will be recovered to the desktop.
  • Now copy this file in “sdcard>Whatsapp>Databases”.
  • Now insert the SD card in the smartphone.
  • Re-install Whatsapp on your android smartphone. In application settings clear Whatsapp data.
  • Now open Whatsapp. Tap “Agree and continue”. Then enter your phone number.
  • In the next step, you will be asked to restore messages. Tap ‘Restore’ to get back all your deleted messages and chat history.

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  • Finally, enter username and tap OK. After initialization click ‘Continue’ to use the app.
You have successfully recovered deleted messages on Whatsapp after recovering the deleted chat history database in Whatsapp. Now check the following tutorials, click on below links to read the tutorials.

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26 comments:

  1. i want to know can an app be also restored like i have deleted whatsapp plus and now its not installing again can i again reinstall the same whatsapp plus which i had installed earlier plss help

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    1. Yes it can be re-installed. What error you are getting?

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  2. I have deleted my watsapp account , if i create a new account with a same number can i be able to backup my old chat history ?

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    1. If you have deleted you whatsapp account then the chat history is also deleted. But follow the above tutorial to find out whether you find the chat backup on your sdcard or not. If you find the chat backup then you will get back your messages.

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    2. The whatsapp backup is stored on the internal Sd card and that doesn't show up on my computer. Instead what shows in my computer is the device name and you double click and it shows Sd card and memory card. Right clicking on any of these doesn't show the recover delete files option since it's not showing as a drive. Pls help.

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    3. It doesn't work for android phones above android 2.3 since internal mass storage mode was removed. You can use WonderShare Dr. Fone for android to recover Whatsapp backup.

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    4. Next time store the chat backup on Google Drive, so you can get the backup whenever you want.

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    5. My whatsapp account was on another phone which was sold out account was not deleted.after that i open my account on new android phone .how can i revover my chat and photos and other contacts which was only on whatsapp.is there any solution available.

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    6. If you have setup Google Drive connection with your WhatsApp then you can get back your chats. If not then only option is to get back the 'backup files' from the old phone.

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  3. HI Abhi,

    I am going to hand over my telephone with sim card to some one. i just want to know how to remove all the datas from phone and even from the sim card. Also let me know if there is any possibility to recover my whats app and phone dats from phone and sim if i manually delete whats app account????????

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    1. First of all giving the SIM card t anyone is not recommended. Anybody can misuse the SIM.

      If you have a Samsung phone then you can factory reset it to delete entire data stored on it in 'android system recovery mode'.

      If you delete whatsapp account then please make sure that you do take a backup of the 'Whatsapp' folder on the sdcard. With this folder you can restore your whatsapp account any time.

      Before wiping the phone please make sure to take backup of your data.

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  4. I deleted WhatsApp from my Lumia 520 nd didn't use it for 1 months.After 1 month I reinstalled WhatsApp and logged in but even though I have backup msgs in WhatsApp folder of sd card I didn't get the option to restore it why?.And suddenly I clicked on backup in setting option I lost my previous backup files.is there any way to get previous backup chats?.can I get it using 'recuva app'?

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    1. Does your phone support mass storage mode. If yes then scan the internal storage for lost file with deep scan enabled. If you find the messages.db file then you can restore it again.

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    2. Hey please check the Whatsapp folder on your Lumia 520. There would be multiple database files. Only keep the one database file that contains your previous chats and delete all the backups. Whatsapp can't restore from multiple backups.

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  5. how to wipe out entire whats app messages permanently. is their any chance to recover the messages after factory data reset. and also is their any chances to recover messages after deleting sdcard>Whatsapp>Databases”. this file?

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  6. if i change my number after deleting or resetting factory data then is their any possibility to see or recover the old messages . note:( am deleting sdcard>Whatsapp>Databases”this file also.)

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    1. Possibly No, if the phone is still with you then no one can see the deleted messages. The chances of recovering the deleted messages from internal storage is also very very low. So, you are on safe side.

      To completely wipe out Whatsapp just uninstall it and delete the Whatsapp folder. They are gone forever if they are stored in internal storage. However if the whatsapp folder is in external sdcard then the chats can be recovered. See the tutorial below.

      http://www.pcnexus.net/2014/01/whatsapp-trick-recover-messages-from-deleted-whatsapp-account.html

      However its very hard to recover Whatsapp chats from internal storage. After deleting whatsapp messages just copy some files in the phone's storage to overwrite the deleted files, they will be gone forever and can't be recovered.

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  7. Hey I had some problem with phone (Micromax A310) so i gave it for repair and i also took a backup of the conversation and its in my phone also but when i install whatsapp it asks for restore and i do also and it gives a message that backup has been restored but there is nothing in the chat as i can only see the groups no hat with the peoples , so how can i get back the chats

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    1. Only put one backup file that contains all the messages in the 'Database' folder and delete the rest.

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  8. If WhatsApp backup files are deleted in Android from the internal memory WhatsApp folder, can those messages be retrieved again...??

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    1. this trick only applies to android 2.3 smasung phones. Newer phones today doesn't allow access to internal storage.

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  9. If whatsapp account was deleted, and i no longer have that phone line wokring, is there anything I can do? Thank you for your time!

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    1. Only one possibility, if you have the chat backup file with you then you can restore all the chats on any phone with any number. If you do not have the chat backup file then there is no way to get back the messages.

      Now you can store whatsapp chats to google drive, so if you lose your phone then you can restore the chats on new phone. Click to learn more.

      http://www.pcnexus.net/2015/08/how-to-save-whatsapp-chat-backup-on-google-drive.html

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  10. I have accidently cleared all chat history. Is there any way to recover all chats without uninstalling the app.

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    1. Yes you can recover the chats but with a special software like Wondersahre Dr. Fone for android. It roots your phone to scan the internal storage, but it is not free. Read more below.

      http://www.pcnexus.net/2015/07/wonder-share-dr-fone-android-data-recovery-tool.html

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