After upgrading my OnePlus 6T from Android 9 to 11, all my images disappeared in WhatsApp, with typical error message:
"Sorry, this media file doesn't exist on your internal storage"
The reason seems to be (see this link) due to the fact that the location of the media folder changed, from
WhatsApp/Media at the first level to
So I am now trying to migrate this folder, by connecting my phone to my (Linux ) computer and using
rsync -avhz /path on computer/Internal\ shared\ storage/WhatsApp/Media/WhatsApp\ Images /path on computer/Internal\ shared\ storage/Android/media/com.whatsapp/WhatsApp/Media/WhatsApp\ Images.
However, I am facing a few issues:
- I am not sure which folder I should transfer? I see in particular some
.Linksfolder, should I include it?
- Some files fail to be transferred with
rsync, with message:
rsync: mkstemp "/run/user/1000/gvfs/mtp:host=OnePlus_OnePlus_11e47384/Internal shared storage/Android/media/com.whatsapp/WhatsApp/Media/WhatsApp Images/WhatsApp Images/.IMG-20200210-WA0124.jpg.8YamlC" failed: Operation not supported (95)what are those files?
- Lastly, I am not sure I am using the right parameters to