The described behavior is particular to the use of WhatsApp Web (or, maybe, also the WhatsApp app on the computer, I did not try).
I typically use WhatsApp from the web browser on the computer (WhatsApp Web), not from the phone. When I click on a media in WhatsApp Web, the media is shown, and I assumed that it would be synchronized with the phone (downloaded ...
WhatsApp doesn't itself delete photos. I have once faced such a problem myself, and it's nothing serious.
Here are two solutions:
1.Go to the Phone Settings > App Settings > WhatsApp and clear the cache. If possible, force stop the app too. Now, restart the aplication and it should work.
2.If the above method doesn't work, restart your phone once.
I recently did this to restore and merge my SMS messages from a previous NANDROID backup stored on my Linux PC that I could no longer boot in to using my phone.
I extracted the file /data/user_de/0/com.android.providers.telephony/databases/mmssms.db from the data.ext4.win002 tar archive of my NANDROID backup.
I logged in to adb shell on my phone and made a ...
MTP the protocol used for accessing the phone is not implemented as file-system on Windows thus you don't get a drive letter. Additionally MTP is a pretty unstable, ineffective and slow file-system which makes it not a good choice for backup.
But be aware that the files you can access via MTP are just the tip of the ice berg, making a backup of those data ...
Is there any way to retrieve my WhatsApp chats from this phone backup on Google Drive?
I don't quite understand, if you want to backup from Google Drive, if it's been set up, then it should be automatic. Check your google drive, top left menu, backups, if there exists a whatsapp file. If not, you don't have a backup in GD.
What I would probably do is to try ...
Assuming you have your local files all, databases and images.
First deactivate google drive.
Open google drive.
Top left menu, backups, deactivate Google Drive WhatsApp backup
(option to delete also, not necessary)
Copy all files over to WhatsApp folder on phone
Re-do the login procedure as usual.
In theory that's it.
So I decided to export the SQL data as CSV and then imported in Excel.
I then checked the XML format from SMS backup and Restore, made it match, exported it as XML from Excel.
And finally you can just restore it.