I use the WeChat messenging application on my Samsung Galaxy S4 Black Edition (GT-I9515). Among its features, users can send short videos as so-called Sights.

I am trying to copy these videos to my PC.

I have found some hints that ultimately have not helped me yet:

  • /tencent/MicroMsg/WeChat/ contains JPEG images of all the photos sent via WeChat messages, but no according video files for the video messages.
  • This website claims that videos are saved as MP4 files in the path mnt/extSdCard/Tencent/MicroMsg if an SD card is installed, but doesn't say anything about phones where no additional SD card has been installed (like mine). Evidently, the videos must still be saved somewhere, as I can access them without a network connection. Moreover, the website says "It varies depending on the phone model you use.", which makes me suspect my question is specific to S4s (and maybe a few other models), rather than generic for all Android uses of WeChat (hence the tag).
    • Even so, after installing an additional SD card, WeChat apparently keeps saving any recorded or received data to the internal memory. There is no Tencent subdirectory in mnt/extSdCard, as far as I can tell.
  • /tencent/MicroMsg/*long number*/video/ seems to contain JPEG thumbnails of the videos, but not the videos themselves.
  • Have you checked all these locations viz. /data/data/com.tencent.mm, /sdcard/data/com.tencent.mm/, /sdcard/tencent/, /sdcard/Tencent/?
    – Firelord
    Jan 6, 2016 at 22:23
  • @Firelord: What is viz? In any case, there is no directory data or sdcard in the root directory of my phone. Jan 6, 2016 at 22:26
  • Can you show the screenshot of what you consider the root directory of the phone? Every Android has the directory data under / but now I assume your device is not rooted.
    – Firelord
    Jan 6, 2016 at 22:29
  • @Firelord: By root directory, I was referring to what I was seeing when looking at the phone contents in Windows Explorer after connecting it via USB as a "camera". It contains folders such as Alarms, Android, Application, and DCIM. I now see AndroXplorer apparently shows some more levels, including a data directory, but it appears to be empty. /sdcard/data/ and /sdcard/Tencent/ do not exist, /sdcard/tencent/ looks exactly like the /tencent/ directory I can access via Windows Explorer. I have, however, found an additional trace there (edited into the question). ... Jan 6, 2016 at 23:12
  • ... No, my device is not rooted. Jan 6, 2016 at 23:12


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