Recover deleted WhatsApp messages, photos, videos

No application Before WhatsApp has served so many mobile users across the planet in context of sending files to each other and communicating with so much of ease.

WhatsApp is available for Android, iOS and Windows Mobile platforms and allows you to stay in touch with almost all your friends without paying anything to your service provider.

But what if you accidently deleted WhatsApp messages and data.!!


I am sure that most of the WhatsApp users are not aware of the fact that this messaging service takes backup of all the shared stuff every 24 hours and it keeps the backup files intact for last 7 days. Yes, it’s true, and there are various methods through which you can Retrieve deleted WhatsApp messages and data very easily.

So, below are three ways to Retrieve deleted WhatsApp messages and data.

Method 1-Online Tool

You can simply do that with a new online tool called RecoverMessages. This service lets you easily recover deleted WhatsApp messages or pictures deleted from your iPhone or Android phone and serves as a forensic tool.

This application stores its backup files by the name, msgstore-YYYY-MM-DD.1.db.crypt

1. To recover your deleted WhatsApp chat from iPhone or Android using RecoverMessages, first you need to copy the WhatsApp database file (.sqlite or .db.crypt) from your device to your PC.

To copy the WhatsApp database file (.sqlite or .db.crypt) –

On Android device, go to /sdcard/WhatsApp/Databases/msgstore.db.crypt and copy the file to your PC.

On iOS, go to net.whatsapp.WhatsApp/Documents/ChatStorage.sqlite (You can use iPhone backup tools like i-Twin or iPhone Backup Extractor to get the .sqlite file).

2.Then, go to the RecoverMessages home page, select the file by clicking the “Select File SQLite”. Accept the terms of use and press the scan button.

Method 2 -Whatsapp Xtract

Here is a little Tool to Recover deleted WhatsApp messages on your computer, using the database files from your android installation of whatsapp.

This Is How this Tool Works :-

1.You need to copy the whatsapp database.

On Android, either get this file :


1. (crypted database on SD card, can be created by starting backup from whatsapp advanced settings : settings – more – Backup Chats) or these files :
2. /data/data/com.whatsapp/databases/msgstore.db and wa.db (for this you need root access. Detailed instructions in the bottom of this file. The advantage is that the corresponding contact names of phone numbers will be displayed)

On iPhone, get this file :


(You can use an Iphone Backup Tool to get the file, e.g. I-Twin or Iphone Backup Extractor. Make sure to create an unencrypted backup with itunes, as these tools can’t handle encrypted backups. Another possibility are forensic tools like UFED Physical Analyzer.)

2.Now Download the Whatsapp_Xtract and Extract this archive ( to a certain folder on your computer, e.g. C :\WhatsApp.

3.Copy the database(s) to e.g. C :\WhatsApp (on Android, you simply copy the whole folder WhatsApp on SD card to your computer e.g. to C :\WhatsApp and then copy the database file from C :\WhatsApp\Databases to C :\WhatsApp)

4.You need Python and (for Android msgstore.db.crypt decryption) the PyCrypto library

The easiest way is to install ActivePython

On Windows choose 32bit/x86 version even if you have 64bit windows (if not you will get an “requires Business Edition subscription” error !) :

It’s available for Windows, Linux and Mac

5. Then run !install pyCrypto.bat (contained in this archive. The best option is to right click on it and choose "run as administrator"

If you have troubles installing pyCrypto this way, then please try to install it using an installation package from this site…shtml#pycrypto

6. Now run whatsapp_xtract_android.bat or whatsapp_xtract_android_crypted.bat or whatsapp_xtract_iphone.bat and done. Now you see, delete Your whatsapp chat

Method 3- WhatsApp’s own Solution

WhatsApp itself provides a solution to recover your accidentally deleted WhatsApp messages. All you need to do is – uninstall the app and install it back. This would actually use all the backup files, and restore whatever it can.

And If You want Your Whatsapp video And Images – Just go to sdcard/whatsapp/media
there You will Find diffrent folders for audio, video and images which contain all the images, video and audio you sent or received on whatsapp.

You should Also read this article : "Find Deleted Whatsapp Images, Audios and Videos From your Chats"

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