Following instructions from previous questions have not helped (more below).
I have lost access to my previous phone. I don't have access to any iOS device. I'm trying to recover any WhatsApp message data I might have backed up on iCloud.
In my Mac, when I go on Settings > Apple ID > iCloud > Manage... and select WhatsApp, I get this, which says I have 2GB in my iCloud Storage:
In order to locate those 2GB, I disabled Mac Storage Optimization, went into "Library/Mobile Data" via terminal and searched up for WhatsApp files using:
cd ~/Library/Mobile\ Documents/ find *whatsapp*
The only three results were:
57T9237FN3~net~whatsapp~WhatsApp 57T9237FN3~net~whatsapp~WhatsApp/.DS_Store 57T9237FN3~net~whatsapp~WhatsApp/Documents
Navigating into those via terminal, ls -a returns nothing besides what's above.
I would have just concluded that dumb me turned off backup at some point to save storage, but then why does it say in settings that there is a 2 GB backup attributed to WhatsApp? Could it be somewhere else?
Most of the instructions I've followed come from this thread: Accessing WhatsApp iCloud backup? However, most go from the find terminal command finding actually .tar files and such, which wasn't my case.