Restore WhatsApp Chats from SmartSwitch backup

laptop1990

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Hello,

I did a factory reset on my S8 having backed up all my applications to an SD card with SmartSwitch.
The issue is that my current phone number is different than the one I used to set up WhatsApp originally, so I cannot restore my chats by logging in with the same number, or restoring it from the Google Drive backup (which requires a matching number, I believe).

My only hope is that I might be able to do this manually with the data in the SmartSwitch backup. There is a file in the encrypted backup data called com.whatsapp.enc. It seems big enough, at 38.03 MB, to be what I want. Is there any way to transfer this encrypted file manually to WhatsApp with a different number?

Many thanks.
 

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