WhatsApp Recovery and Backup on Windows 10/8/7 PC or Laptop

Tracy King updated on Jan 16, 2020 to Data Recovery Solution | How-to Articles


Don't worry if you lost important WhatsApp messages, photos, videos on your Windows 10/8/7 PC or laptop. EaseUS software will offer reliable file recovery software to help you restore all lost WhatsApp data and tips to backup and protect WhatsApp data with ease.

Lost WhatsApp data
How to restore lost WhatsApp data
Restore lost WhatsApp without backup
Restore lost WhatsApp message from backup
Tips: back up and protect WhatsApp messages, photos, etc.

Lost WhatsApp data

"Hey there, do you know any methods that can restore lost WhatsApp data such as messages or photos etc after Windows 10 system update? I lost all WhatsApp data including messages, videos and photos etc together with some other important files on my PC. Do I still have a chance to recover those lost data?"

"I lost WhatsApp photos and videos after cleaning my laptop with a system cleaning software. Can I find those lost files? How?"

Don't worry if you lost WhatsApp data and don't have ideas of how to restore them on Windows PC. Here below, you'll find effective methods for WhatsApp recovery in Windows 10/8/7 PC or laptop now.

How to restore WhatsApp data on Windows 10/8/7 PC or laptop

There are two ways of restoring WhatsApp data on Windows PC. It depends on whether you have created back up of WhatsApp data or not.

If you didn't have a backup of WhatsApp, refer to Method 1 and apply EaseUS file recovery for help. If you have created a backup of the lost files, you can follow Method 2 to retrieve WhatsApp from its backup.

Method 1. Perform WhatsApp recovery without backup

If you don't have any backups nor copies of WhatsApp chat histories in your PC, don't bother. Professional data recovery software will help you directly recover lost WhatsApp files with ease.  EaseUS file recovery software - Data Recovery Wizard enables you to restore all lost data in PC due to deletion, formatting, virus attacking, system resetting or other reasons with simple steps.

In addition, you can simply apply this software for scanning and restoring all lost WhatsApp messages and pictures on Windows PC.

Don't worry if you simply deleted WhatsApp messages, images or videos on your Desktop application as the phone app of WhatsApp will sync everything on your Desktop app. You can export or sync these files from WhatsApp from your Android or iOS device to the computer as a way to restore them.
If you deleted the local data folder or lost everything of WhatsApp due to the system upgrade, virus attack or other reasons on Windows PC, you can directly apply EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for quick help.

Step 1. Select a location to scan.

Launch EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard, hover on the partition, external hard drive, USB, or memory card from which you want to perform data recovery, and then click "Scan".

select a location and click scan

Step 2. Select the files you want to recover.

Wait until the scanning completes. Afterward, select the lost files you want to recover. If you need, double-click the file to preview its content.

Choose files to recover

Step 3. Recover lost data.

After choosing the files, click "Recover" and choose a location on another drive to save the recovered files.

Recover lost data

If you happen to lost WhatsApp files in your Android or iOS phones and don't have backups, you can turn to WhatsApp recovery tool to effectively recover lost WhatsApp data from your Android phones or iOS devices with ease.

Method 2. Restore lost WhatsApp files from backup

This method may only work when you have backups of WhatsApp data such as chatting history, messages, and videos, etc. and you can directly recover lost WhatsApp files from the backup.

This method can only be available for restoring lost WhatsApp files from the backup on your mobile phone. Follow the detail steps as below to perform the backup recovery:

Step 1. Open WhatsApp and tap "More".

Step 2. Click "Settings" > "Chats".

Step 3. On iPhone: Tap "Backup Now", you may need to sign in to iCloud to find the backup. Do as required and you will see the time of the "last backup".

On Android: Tap "Chat backup", select the "Last backup".

Restore lost WhatsApp data from backup.

(Don't tab backup, otherwise, a new backup will be created, all your chatting history in the backup will be overwritten by new data.)

Step 4. Select your last backup and click "Restore" when you receive a message about: "Would you like to restore your message history from backup?"

Tip: It's highly recommended that you export important chat histories and create backups or copies outside WhatsApp regularly. This will help a lot when problems happen to your PC or WhatsApp.

Tips: back up and protect WhatsApp data

In order to thoroughly resolve the WhatsApp data loss issue, besides knowing the way of retrieving lost files on PC or cellphone, creating a regular back up of important WhatsApp chats is more necessary. 

Since the Desktop application of WhatsApp won't save files on PC, so you have to use the app on your phones to create a backup.

Back up WhatsApp on iOS

Step 1. Open WhatsApp and tap "More".

Step 2. Click "Settings" > "Chats and Calls".

Step 3. Tap "Backup Now". You can also turn on the Auto Backup option to automatically back up desired data.

Back up WhatsApp on iPhone.

Back up WhatsApp on Android

Step 1. Open WhatsApp and go to "Settings".

Step 2. Click "Chats", tap "Chat Backup".

Step 3. Click "Back Up" or the option "Back Up to Google Drive". 

Back up WhatsApp on Android.


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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Why choose EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard?

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2. Why cannot I recover 2GB data for free?

It is recommended to check the version installed is Free or Trial because they are different versions.

Trial has data preview function but cannot save any files, while the Free version enables to recover 2 GB files. The default free space is 500 MB and you may share the product on social media to get another 1.5 GB.

3. Why cannot the recovered files be opened?

A file is saved as 2 parts on the storage device: directory info (which is comprised by file name, time stamp and size info, etc.) and data content.

If the files with original file names and folder structures cannot be opened, one possible reason is the corrupted directory info. There is still a chance to recover the data content with the RAW Recovery method in our software.

4. Why isn't it suggested to recover the files back to the original drive?

The storage structure of the lost files would be altered or damaged by any changes on the drive. If you save the recovered files back to the same drive, the original data structures and data content would be corrupted or overwritten, which causes permanent data loss. So you should prepare another disk to save the files.

5. How can I check whether my data is recoverable or not before purchase?

The Free version helps you save 2GB files to better verify the recovery quality of our product before purchase.

6. How long does it take to scan the drive?

It strongly depends on the capacity of your hard drive and the performance of your computer. As reference,most drive recoveries can be completed in around 10 to 12 hours for a 1-TB healthy hard drive in general conditions.

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