I had a working WhatsApp (say, WhatsApp W1 in phone PC) in my Samsung J7 Prime, Android 7, recovered with the usual Backup to/Restore from Google Drive, from phone A (PA).
I meant to install a Dual Messenger - WhatsApp, restoring for it a copy (W2) from another phone (PB). So I would have
W1 PA -> W1 PC
W2 PB -> W2 PC
This is the only reference I found on how to do it (which is a workaround, as if no "official" way of doing it existed). Since some people acknowledged in comments that it worked, I followed it. I skipped the part of recovering Media from W2 PB.
Now I have the two working WhatsApp accounts, that is fine, so far. But I am left with the following file structure:
/storage/emulated/0/WhatsApp/.Shared <- From W1 PC /storage/emulated/0/WhatsApp/.trash <- From W1 PC /storage/emulated/0/WhatsApp/Backups <- From W1 PC /storage/emulated/0/WhatsApp/Databases <- Copied from W2 PB /storage/emulated/0/WhatsApp/Databases_PhoneA <- Renamed from W1 PC /storage/emulated/0/WhatsApp/Media <- From W1 PC
I have questions:
Where are files (messages, media, backups, etc.) for each WA installation stored?
Will I end up with a "broken" WA structure, which will cause problems? (so far everything is working fine).