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WhatsApp Plugin


WhatsApp backup plugin only works with Backup4all.

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If you already have Backup4all, you can add the WhatsApp backup plugin below.

Download plugin as XML file
Whatsapp messages and images will not be included in backup as they are stored only on your phone, not on the computer.

WhatsApp is a freeware, cross-platform messaging and Voice over IP application owned by Facebook. It allows users to send messages, make voice and video calls, and share media files.

About WhatsApp

You can quickly send and receive WhatsApp messages right from your computer by using WhatsApp for desktop. Aside the mobile app, they also offer a version that can be installed on your computer and you can seamlessly sync all of your chats to your computer so that you can chat on whatever device is most convenient to you. With Backup4all you can even back-up all the WhatsApp for desktop data.

How to backup and restore WhatsApp using Backup4all plugin

Once you installed WhatsApp, it is a bit of a problem to move its settings on another computer or to re-configure it after re-installing your system. This is where the plugin to back-up WhatsApp data is important and it will save you time compared to doing a backup manually.
Creating a backup job in Backup4all using the WhatsApp plugin will let you back-up the application folder and registry entries.
In order to backup WhatsApp, you have to follow these steps:
  1. Download and install the backup plugin here: WhatsApp backup plugin
  2. After you installed the plugin in Backup4all, define a backup job and run it to back-up WhatsApp. If you don't know how to install the plugin and run the backup, read this article:
If you need to restore the WhatsApp files after a fresh system installation or on a different computer, follow these steps:
  1. Install WhatsApp and the WhatsApp plugin from here: WhatsApp backup plugin
  2. Open in Backup4all the .bkc catalog file from the destination.
  3. Press the Restore button and follow the wizard steps.

What information is backed up when using the WhatsApp plugin

The backup plugin mentioned above will add as backup sources the following information:
  • WhatsApp folder - stored in %APPDATA%\WhatsApp
  • WhatsApp registry entries - stored in HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-4127135719-2910590519-1903499359-1001\Software\Classes\whatsapp

Raw Plugin (XML) Code: WhatsApp.xml

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<b4asource version="1.0">
  <!--Program unique ID (GUID)-->
  <!--Program name-->
  <!--Executable file path-->
  <exepath type="0"/>
  <!--Minimum and maximum versions for which the backup was tested-->
  <!--Information about the plugin author-->
    <name>Softland SRL</name>
    <email>[email protected]</email>
  <!--Variables used in the XML file-->
    <!--If type="reg" then the value will be read from the registry-->
  <!--The backup sources-->
    <source name="User files" type="folder">
    <source name="Registry" type="registry">
      <registry path="HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-4127135719-2910590519-1903499359-1001\Software\Classes\whatsapp" recursive="true"/>