I read the thread Accessing WhatsApp iCloud backup? and did all Kanthala Raghu explained to reveal icloud whatsapp backup in terminal. But what I get is only a list in terminal after typing cd ~/Library/Mobile\ Documents/find whatsapp. Like these: 57TXXXXX~net~whatsapp~WhatsApp 57TXXXXXX~net~whatsapp~WhatsApp/Documents But how do I download them to my mac ? Now I can only see they exist on the terminal console...thanks for your help
The files are already downloaded to your Mac. The folder you're searching is on your local Mac.
As explained in the answer you've linked, the backups are stored as
tar archives (
tar being a program that can bundle multiple files in one archive file). You can do as they instruct:
cp *whatsapp*/Accounts/*/backup/*.tar ~/AFolderIChoose
Create the "AFolderIChoose" folder in your home directory before running the command. You should then see that folder populated with the backup archives. You can double them in Finder to unpack them.