In the settings of Google Play Music, if you have it set to cache on the external SD card, your cache location will be /external_sd/Android/data/com.google.android.music/files/music/.
If you have it use the internal storage, the path will be /sdcard/Android/data/com.google.android.music/files/music.
Note that these files are named [some-id].mp3, like 124....
So disconnecting the whatsapp from the google drive didnt exactly work out because my chats were also in that google drive backup.
However, here is how I was successful in restoring only the chats. (No media).
Install Whatsapp and verify the number.
Make sure your Data connection is active. WIFI should be OFF.
Click on restore backup (Entire backup. ...
As Matthew Read noted, the list of supported media formats is device specific. More or less, it's actually specific to the default video player app your device has.
I'm not aware of an app that can show a list of MIME types supported by an installed app, so here you go with the command-line way. Make sure you've adb setup in PC, USB debugging enabled in the ...
I think there is no native way of doing that, and I have not seen any app that does it.
From my experience, the best way is via WhatsappWeb. I used this quite a few times.
Select the target conversation, on the left.
Click on the conversation name, at the top.
Make sure all files are loaded, by scrolling/waiting.
Select all files you want.
I understand that read/write speeds are dependent on what the phone is, and what the SD card is, but since both are flash memory, I thought the read/write times would pretty much be around the same.
That is a wrong assumption. While they're all flash technology, there's a very wide certain in the speed of the storage. A Class 2 SD Card has a minimum read/...
I'm having the same problem. So far, the only working solution that I discovered is to disconnect WhatsApp from your Google Drive (during the restoration).
In a browser, go to your Google Drive → Setting (the gear icon) → Manage Apps → look for WhatsApp Messenger → click Option next to it → click Disconnect From Drive.
The media ...
Go to Whatsapp Settings. For me that the three dots button at the top right of "main" screen of whatsapp. From there go to chats, chat history, email chat, select contact, and it will prompt you to email it. You must say you want media files attached. If there are a lot of images it may fail.
Unfortunately, there is no way you can do this without root access. If you know what is rooting or if you have already rooted your mobile, then follow this answer. But if you don't know, please don't consider this answer. Rooting may cause potential problem to your device if you don't know what you are doing.
FolderMount: FolderMount is an app which creates ...
After more experimentation, I've made a breakthrough. Ultimately, this all happens cause Android's Media Scanner will scan the internal SD for media at startup. When it finds Playlist files it attempts to import them into the system database but because the SD card takes a while to mount at startup and is temporarily unreadable for a while at boottime, when ...
if it's downloaded on internal, it's locked in com.music but you'll just see Music.id file and you cannot access that database without password.
And its not encrypted if it's being downloaded to sd card
just move from its Cache location and your good to go.
Use star tag editor to add album art and tags .
And songs purchased from Google aren't even .aac or ....
You can use this online tool to convert it: http://www.giftovideo.com/
Regarding tools, you could use FFMPEG + ImageMagick, but it's kind of tricky finding the correct options. There is some instructions here. I tried but some of the cases didn't work.
WhatsApp doesn't want to give you this power (for legal reasons perhaps). The "export conversation" only exports most recent media. So I have elaborated a tidy 4-step solution to collect all media from a specific conversation group into my computer. Lets suppose you want the "Fishing Club" group media. Follow this steps:
Export the ...
Oh I get him now. If the .nomedia file exists in a folder containing the folders you have it will hide files in all those directories. For example having a .nomedia on /sdcard will definitely hide the whole sd card media. So ensure the folder you want media scanned isn't preceding the folder you don't want media scanned. Like:
If you moved them onto your computer you can just copy the DCIM folder back onto the sdcard or internal storage of your device.
If this isn't the case there are several tools to recover lost data on your harddrive here is a good one: https://www.piriform.com/recuva
Use Tasker's native Java calls
Use ExifInterface.getAttribute to solve this problem.
exif = new ExifInterface( %filename )
%datetime = exif.getAttribute(exif.TAG_DATETIME)
Getting path of a .JPG from %filename Tasker variable
Construct a new ExifInterface class instance into exif Java variable
Get date & time by ...
If you just copied over the file then it's permissions are like set at 600.
chmod the file to 644 so it is WORLD READABLE.
chmod 644 /sdcard/ringtones/blah.whatever
also a filename with a space in it could cause an issue, do a rename anyway
so if the files name is blah blah.whatever , rename it to blah_blah.whatever
Lastly if the above are no go or ...
1st, just restore your whatsapp as usual + the media restoring.
2ndly, use pc, go to gdrive>Backups> right click on selected whatsapp backup, choose "Turn off backup". Gdrive will prompt you either tp delete backups file in gdrive, but u may choose Cancel so it stays there.
3rdly, go to your phone and force stop whatsapp.
now the media restoring ...
by renaming a file from filename.txt to .filename.txt (add a dot "." before the name) you will hide the file. I.e. it will not show up on any file explorer, (unless it is set to show hidden files.)
If you want to hide, say movie files from appearing in your media player, or music files from appearing in your music player, or even photos from appearingin ...
Ok, this does not answer the question directly, but comments on a feature that might be helpful to the same audience. This does not work for past media but for any new media from the moment you set it up.
How to sync whatsapp media for some conversations and not others?
You have to set for each conversation whether you want the media to
be visible, that is, ...
Note this part in your description:
...The songs will not show up unless I restart the application several times...
Every reboot or finished USB connection will broadcast a android.intent.action.MEDIA_MOUNTED intent to apps. Media Storage captures this...
...and triggers a re-scan of the media library. If you have a very large one, the Media Storage is ...
The default path for music is typically /sdcard/Music. Don't be fooled by the sdcard in the path, that's a relic of the past from a time where devices didn't feature their own external storage.
For Termux to work correctly in this regard, you have to manually grant read/write permissions to your "SD card" to Termux. Do that in the Settings app under the ...
I had the same problem on my OnePlus 7. It's irritating that the Oxygen OS pick menu doesn't have a search (🔎) option.
To over come this I use Ring Tone Maker. You search for a tone, long press and from 3 dots menu on right, choose to set it as a ring/alarm/notification tone. Drawback of this approach is that you can't find default tones in this app. If ...
Open Google drive on your phone. Gear button>> settings>>backups. There you'll find WhatsApp backup with date mentioned. Tap on it and it shows details of backup. Use gear button beside it and delete that backup folder. That's it. Give your WhatsApp a force stop and open. You're done ✓