WhatsApp Backup Extractor: Read WhatsApp Conversations on your Computer

Have you ever wanted to read your WhatsApp messages in a more convenient way, on your computer? Or, it might be that you want to recover older, possibly archived messages, because they include something which you want to remind yourself of. You should be happy to know that it is possible to extract information from your WhatsApp backup and do these things.

What you need is a WhatsApp backup extractor. Sounds good? It is good, and we are going to walk you through the steps to do just exactly what you want to do. It is not a matter of extracting the whole of your WhatsApp backup, it is a case of giving you the ability to select just the message or messages which you want.

Part 1. iOS WhatsApp Backup Extractor

We at Wondershare have been working for a long time to produce tools to help you live with your smartphone through the good times and the bad times. One of these tools is dr.fone - Recover (iOS). It is a program that allows you to easily extract WhatsApp messages from your iPhone itself, or from an iTunes or iCloud backup. We think that should cover all situations.

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dr.fone - Recover (iOS) (iOS WhatsApp Backup Extractor)

World's 1st iOS WhatsApp Backup Extractor.

  • Flexibly extract data from iOS devices, iTunes backup and iCloud.
  • Extract WhatsApp messages, photos, videos, contacts, messages, notes, call logs, Facebook messages and more.
  • Allows to preview and selectively export your data.
  • Exported data will be saved as readable file.
  • Supports all models of iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Comaptible with iOS 11. New icon
Available on: Windows Mac
3981454 people have downloaded it

There are three routes, solutions you can take.

Solution One - Extracting WhatsApp contents from iOS devices

Step 1: Download and launch dr.fone and connect your iPhone to the computer using a USB cable.

Extracting WhatsApp contents from iOS devices

dr.fone's dashboard – simple and clear.

Then, click on 'Repair' from dr.fone tools and you should see the following window.

free whatsapp backup extractor

Step 2: Click on 'Start Scan' to begin scanning your device.

whatsapp backup extractor-begin scanning

All your available data, plain to see.

Step 3: Once the scan is complete, all the data found on your device will be displayed, as is shown above. Choose the WhatsApp messages you would like to see on your computer and click 'Recover to Computer', and they will then be saved to your computer.

whatsapp backup extractor-Recover to Computer

Just like your iPhone, we think our software is a thing of beauty.

Solution Two - Extracting WhatsApp contents from iTunes backup

Step 1: Sync your iPhone with iTunes. Run dr.fone toolkit and click on 'Repair', then select 'Recover from iTunes backup file'.

Extracting WhatsApp contents from iTunes backup

The backup files found on your computer.

Step 2: Choose the iTunes backup file which contains your messages, then click on 'Start Scan'.

Step 3: Once the scan is complete, all the files from the backup you chose, will be displayed. Select the WhatsApp messages you want to extract and click on 'Recover' to save them to your computer.

whatsapp backup extractor-Choose the iTunes backup file

It is clear, there are 9 WhatsApp messages which you can recover.

How brilliant is that? As we have said, we think that dr.fone's tools are great for doing all sorts of things with your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch, things which help you in so many ways.

Solution Three - How to extract WhatsApp contents from iCloud backup

Step 1: Click 'Recover from iCloud Backup file' and then sign in to your iCloud account.

whatsapp backup extractor-extract WhatsApp contents from iCloud backup

Step 2: Choose the iCloud backup file which contains the WhatsApp messages which you want, and download it.

whatsapp backup extractor-Choose the iCloud backup file

All the backups to iCloud are shown by dr.fone.

In the popup window that appears check 'Messages' and 'Message Attachments'. If you put a tick mark next to those two items only, it will save time by downloading only those files.

whatsapp backup extractor-check Messages and Message Attachments

Step 3: Click on 'Next' to scan the iCloud file. Once the scan is complete, select the WhatsApp messages you want to extract and click on 'Recover' to save them to your computer.

whatsapp backup extractor-Recover the iCloud file

It is amazing that you can try such a clever tool for free!

Wondershare has been working for 15 years to try to help you with your digital life. We have another tool which we would like to tell you about.

Part 2. WhatsApp Backup & Restore (iOS)

We have described how to scan and recover existing, even deleted, messages from WhatsApp. The other WhatsApp backup extractor which you might find useful is dr.fone - Restore Social App (iOS). It can back up and selectively export your WhatsApp contents. Further to that, the files are extracted and moved in a readable format. They can be read on your computer, or any other device.

dr.fone - Restore Social App (iOS)

One click to transfer WhatsApp data from iPhone to your computer

  • Easy, fast and safe.
  • Transfer iOS WhatsApp to iPhone/iPad/iPod touch/Android devices.
  • Backup or export iOS WhatsApp messages to computers.
  • Restore iOS WhatsApp backup to iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Android devices.
  • 100% safe software, no harm to your computer or device.
Available on: Windows Mac
3981454 people have downloaded it

This brilliant tool is very easy to use.

Step 1: Download and install dr.fone - Restore Social App (iOS) on your computer. Run the program and connect your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to your computer.

Step 2: From the dr.fone tools, select 'Restore Social App'.

Note: If your dr.fone is a Mac version, the function path is "Backup & Restore" > "WhatsApp Backup & Restore".

whatsapp Backup & Restore (iOS)

Clear to see, easy to use.

Then you will see the window like below. Just choose 'Backup WhatsApp Messages' from the below window.

whatsapp backup extractor-Backup WhatsApp Messages

Four great choices.

Step 3: Then the WhatsApp backup process will start. After a few minutes, the backup process will be finished.

whatsapp backup extractor-finish backup process

Backup progessing

You can now click 'View it' to see your WhatsApp messages.

whatsapp backup extractor-see your WhatsApp messages

Success!

Step 4: Further than that, whatever WhatsApp contents you choose can now be exported, by clicking the "Export to PC" button, to your computer, or another computer, and saved as HTML, CSV or Vcard files. You can read them directly on your computer.

whatsapp backup extractor-read them directly

How brilliant is that?

Not only do we, at Wondershare, produce useful tools for iOS, but also we put the same care into tools to help those with phones running Android too.

Part 2. Android WhatsApp Backup Extractor

For Android users, the right tool to help you selectively extract WhatsApp messages from your device is dr.fone - Recover (Android).

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dr.fone - Recover (Android)(Android WhatsApp Backup Extractor)

One click to extract your WhatsApp contents from your Android to computer.

  • Preview extracted WhatsApp messages on the computer for free.
  • Recover photos, videos, contacts, messaging, call logs, WhatsApp messages and more.
  • Compatible with 6000+ Android devices.
Available on: Windows Mac
3981454 people have downloaded it

Follow the steps given below to be able to read your WhatsApp messages on your computer, and more.

Step 1: Download and install dr.fone - Recover (Android) on your PC and then follow these simple steps to extract your WhatsApp messages. Launch dr.fone toolkit and then connect your phone using a USB cable.

whatsapp backup extractor-Android WhatsApp Backup Extractor

Step 2: For the next step, you will need to enable USB debugging to allow the program to communicate directly with your device. This is a standard requirement with Android phones, but the way in which it is done varies from one version to another. A quick search for “debugging” and the model of your phone, or version of Android will soon tell you exactly what is required, if you do not already know.

whatsapp backup extractor-enable USB debugging

Yes! It is necessary to allow USB debugging.

It is just enabling your phone to receive communications.

Step 3: In the next dr.fone window, choose WhatsApp messages and Attachments and then click on 'Next' to begin the scanning.

whatsapp backup extractor-begin the scanning

You have choices.

Step 4: Choose the scanning mode you wish to use. The Standard mode will scan your device quickly and the advanced mode will take longer since it performs a deeper scan of your device. You could try the quicker method first, then move to an advanced scan if you do not see everything you need.

whatsapp backup extractor-Choose the scanning mode

Step 5: After the scan is complete, all your WhatsApp messages will be displayed in the next window. Select the just the messages you would like to extract, then click on 'Recover' to save them to your personal computer.

whatsapp backup extractor-Recover the messages

As promised – all your WhatsApp messages!

It is easy. Really it is only easy if you use the right tool. dr.fone makes this, and other tasks, easy.

Part 4. WhatsApp Backup Extractor - Backuptrans

In the last part, we would like to show you another WhatsApp Backup Extractor, Backuptrans to view WhatsApp conversations on your computer. Here is how to use Backuptrans to decrypt and read chat messages from WhatsApp backup.

Step 1: The first thing which you need to do is find the WhatsApp backup file and copy it to your computer. You can do this by connecting your device to your computer, navigating to the location of the backup, and then copying the file from the device to the computer.

WhatsApp Backup Extractor - Backuptrans

Step 2: Run Backuptrans on your computer and then right click the database icon to choose 'Import Android WhatsApp Backup Data'.

Import Android WhatsApp Backup Data

Step 3: Select the encrypted backup file and then click on 'Ok' to continue

whatsapp backup extractor-Select the encrypted backup file

Step 4: You may be required to enter your Android account in order to decrypt the file. Click on 'Ok' to continue

whatsapp backup extractor-decrypt the file

Step 5: All the messages in that file will be decrypted and extracted successfully. You can then choose to export, print or restore the messages.

whatsapp backup extractor-choose to export, print or restore the messages

Backuptrans has its own style and way of doing things. It is an effective tool.

We, of course, think our tools do the best job. We have been working for many years to try to make sure that is the case.

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dr.fone - Backup&Restore (iOS)

dr.fone - Backup&Restore (iOS)

Backup data on your iOS devices easily and restore backup files selectively to any device.

dr.fone - Recover (iOS)

dr.fone - Recover (iOS)

Recover deleted data from iOS devices, iTunes and iCloud backup files.

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Jul 11,2018 15:39 pm / Posted by Selena Lee to WhatsApp

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