If I create a WhatsApp Chat backup on my iPhone and save it on iCloud, how can I find it again?
I couldn't find it on my Mac via iCloud Drive or on icloud.com. Where exactly does WhatsApp save this backup?
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I would very much like to answer my question myself, now that I have become a little smarter on this subject. Maybe I can help one or the other even if it's just one.
My problem was, I made a WhatsApp backup on the ICloud, but couldn't find it on my Mac
iCloud Drive or on
icloud.com, so it was really strange.
Until I discovered that ICloud Drive doesn't show me all things, for example with the Finder. I was able to find these hidden files using the terminal.
First you switch to the directory
cd /Users/$(stat -f %Su)/Library/Mobile\ Documents
ls command can be used to find things that the Finder cannot find.
To show more hidden files
ls -a, but in my case
ls was sufficient
ls |grep whatsapp 82G3428HV4~net~whatsapp~WhatsApp
We can, for example, copy this into the home directory to look at it
cp -rf "82G3428HV4~net~whatsapp~WhatsApp" ~/whatsapp