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A real mess...

My WhatsApp backup on Google drive appears to have problems. I had reinstalled WhatsApp and had gone through the initial install process, when I received a "no backup found" message (see screenshot #1) when needing to restore from the backup. I have created an exact copy of my (media, database, and backup files on my Samsung S10e in the following location: /storage/9C33-6BBD/Whatsapp/ (see screenshot #2).

  1. Currently logged in to my Gmail account associated with WhatsApp
  2. I tried following the suggestions of clicking "Never" on backing up to google drive, then re-installing WhatsApp, but it only looks for the backup on Goggle Drive.

So, am I doing something wrong? Is there some sort of hidden option that can tell WhatsApp to look in the local folders on my S10e?

Any help is much appreciated!


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