I have full access to my Google Account, and it contains hidden application data. I would like to download said data to my computer for manual review.

I know this is not possible to do easily, but 'hacky' solutions are completely fine. I desperately need this application data and would be grateful for any solution or hint.

Application data to download

  • The answer should include developers.google.com/google-apps or some subpage as reference, I think. – Rubén Jan 7 '17 at 17:53
  • I think that this question is too-broad. Why do you posted the question here instead of Stack Overflow? I know that you are expecting the simplest solution but I have doubts that this could be done with an bookmarklet or a basic Google Apps Script. How about your "programming-fu"? What search keywords do you tried for googling about this? – Rubén Jan 7 '17 at 18:03
  • @Rubén I am definitely not expecting the "simplest solution" - any solution would suffice. – Joseph A. Jan 8 '17 at 1:37
  • Still the question looks too-broad. – Rubén Jan 8 '17 at 1:39
  • @Rubén I truly don't want to contradict, but I don't see how this question is "too broad" or belongs on the wrong site. It is not strictly a programming question (even if a potential answer could use code) and is about the Google Drive web app, thus I think it belongs on webapps.se. It is not broad in the sense that I ask a specific question on how to do a specific task and specify that answers may be as elaborate as needed. – Joseph A. Jan 8 '17 at 8:46

Is this what you are after?

Download your data - https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/3024190?hl=en

On reflection, the above may just be data from google products.

Have you looked at using adb to access the android backup framework? https://developer.android.com/guide/topics/data/testingbackup.html#TestingRestore


  • Would this also export application data? – Joseph A. Jan 13 '17 at 12:08
  • Ah, I see, just spotted the screenshot with whatsapp icon in your question. I had not noticed the android connection. I think the above may just be for google drive etc, but you could try it – autopoietic Jan 13 '17 at 12:29
  • What do you need to do with the application data? – autopoietic Jan 13 '17 at 12:30
  • I need to have a literal copy of it as a file / folder on my system – Joseph A. Jan 13 '17 at 14:22
  • I'll have a look at the two links you provided. I do have access to adb. – Joseph A. Jan 13 '17 at 14:23

You will need python 3 and this script https://github.com/EliteAndroidApps/WhatsApp-GD-Extractor . If done successfully you will be able to download all whatsapp data from google drive to your desktop. Try their other repositories too it will help decrypt data.

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