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i switched to a new phone. I copied whatsapp folders- Databasse and media to the laptop. The database file has correct name as suggested by whatsapp faq- msgstore.db.crypt and it is version 12 only. But when i install whatsapp it does not take that local backup and asks to check google drive. I don't have backu on google drive. Later i tried new idea- I disconnected internet after verifification of mobile number and yes so it prompted - >backup found- Restore> i tapped restore, but still my chats didn't backedup, the restore processing also did not took lace, i turned on internet after tapping restore. what's the matter? please help. I have some really important stuff. You all are tech enthusiast here. i hope you can help me in this minor problem. I have local Backup, i have mobile, i have aplication. What else is needed??

  • Please try this step. Its just a test method, I hope this may work. Remove old copied folders from device uninstall whatsapp and remove whatsapp folder(keep it on another storage/USB etc ). Install whatsap app on new device. after completing verification and all, it will create whtasapp folder. then copy old folders to exact folders that match with them. That means keep databases files on database folder. Then force stop whatsapp. clear all data. repeat initial processes and on complete I think you can see old items on your new device. – Rahul Gopi Dec 31 '18 at 7:24
  • No, it doesn't work. whatsapp is not restoring messages even when it has found backup of 1.6 GB. 0 messages restored was written. it again and again prompts to check google drive. but i dont have backup on google drive. you alll are tech enthusiast please help. or if i put my old local backup in whatsapp folder and now tap backup after installing whatsapp. will it also backup this previous files or only the new chat? – vineet Dec 31 '18 at 16:23

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