Open CRYPT file

The most common choise: WhatsApp encrypted backup (original)

How to open WhatsApp encrypted backup (original) .crypt files

crypt file icon Have you had trouble opening the crypt file on your computer? What are crypt files? We explain what they are and recommend software that we know will open them.

What is crypt file?

Files with crypt extension are most likely best known as chat history backups made from WhatsApp messaging app.

WhatsApp encrypted backup (original) description

File extension crypt (sometimes also .db.crypt) is probably best known for its use in the popular instant messaging app - WhatsApp.

Usually found as msgstore.db.crypt, the file stores database of incoming and outgoing messages in encrypted database file format. This backup is created "Backup Chats" function in the app menu.

Later versions of Whatsapp changed this extension adding a number, so it is likely that when you are reading this, the app uses crypt12 or even higher files for its encrypted databases.

The .db.crypt file can be decrypted and converted to HTML with Whatsapp Xtract.

By default, the msgstore.db.crypt file is stored in phone SDcard/WhatsApp/Databases folder.

Suggested software to open crypt file

WhatsApp for Android

Popular instant messaging client for Google Android

WhatsApp for iPhone

Messaging app for Apple iPhone

There are other CRYPT filename extensions with the same .crypt suffix

crypt - Scatter ransomware affected data

Files with crypt file extension may also be found as encrypted and renamed archives affected by the "Scatterransomware.

What file extension actually is?

Simply put, file extensions are the characters after the dot in the computer file name, so for example document-name.pdf has file extension „pdf“. This helps Windows to identify which program should be used to open the file.

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