WhatsApp Ignore Pattern List

Want to sync Android WhatsApp with Syncthing but not sure what to ignore? Here’s the list of Ignore Patterns for Seamless Syncing.

  1. *.
  2. .nomedia
  3. .Shared
  4. .Links
  5. .StickerThumbs
  6. .trash
  7. .Thumbs
  8. .StickerThumbs

This post is for future users. If you have any suggestions regarding this topic, please feel free to contribute.

I do use WhatsApp but I don’t sync anything related to it (as I don’t really care if the conversation content is lost). However, out of curiosity, would it be safe to just do


instead of listing all the specific files? Are there any important files/folders that start with .?

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Hi tomasz86,

I think I might be doing it wrong. Your solution of putting *. and .* in the ignore list seems ideal for WhatsApp and Android in general, I guess. Thanks.

So, for future users:

Are you looking to sync Android WhatsApp with Syncthing but unsure about what to ignore? Simply add *. & .* to your Ignore list, and you’re good to go.