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Basic-To-Home via WinMount
« on: August 30, 2013, 12:43:47 AM »
These instructions are written for a scenario of a WhatsApp user moving his account from Basic-to-Home. In order to save time, download YouWave Home & WinMount while backing up YouWave Basic:
www.youwave.com/download
www.winmount.com

If the following instructions are difficult to follow, you can request a personal assistant via services@youwave.com (Not free)

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Backup WhatsApp
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- Run YouWave Basic
- Open WhatsApp
- Settings
- Chat Settings
- Backup conversations

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Exporting Contacts (VCF / V-card)
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- Click phone-icon
- Click the Contacts-tab
- Click the Menu button
- Click Import/Export
- Choose Export to Storage

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Backing up YW Basic Data
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- Close YouWave
- Press Windows + R
- Type: %USERPROFILE%
- rename .Virtualbox to .Virtualbox_Basic

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Mount vdi-file
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- Install & Open winmount
- mount %USERPROFILE%\.virtualbox_Basic\harddisks\youwave_vm01.vdi
- select sdcard/00001.vcf
- ctrl + select /sdcard/Id
- ctrl + select /sdcard/WhatsApp
- copy to C:\Users\Public
- unmount all

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Install YouWave Home
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- Install YouWave Home
- Answer Yes when asked "Do you want to delete previous user data?" than Finish
- Open YouWave

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Restore Files
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- run Open Manager
- Move files from /sdcard/c to /sdcard
- Overwrite /sdcard/Id when prompted

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Restoring WhatsApp
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- Download & Start WhatsApp
- Re-activate Whatsapp
- Restore messages when prompted

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Importing Contacts (VCF / V-card)
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- Click the contacts-icon in the dockable-app area
- Not Now
- Click Import/Export contacts
- Click Import from Storage


You can also use PowerISO instead of WinMount, instructions will be different.
If you prefer not installing 3rd-party Windows applications, you can also try:
http://youwave.com/forum/index.php?topic=3856.0

NOTE: WinMount doesnt save files written to VDI files.
« Last Edit: September 07, 2013, 07:29:08 AM by YouWaveModerator »
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