Open crypt12 file

crypt12 file icon Did your computer fail to open crypt12 file? We explain what crypt12 files are and recommend software that we know can open your crypt12 files.

What is crypt12 file?

Files with crypt12extension can be found as encrypted chat history databases from latest version of WhatsApp Messenger instant messaging client for Android.

crypt12 file description

File extension crypt12 is mainly associated with the WhatsApp Messenger, an instant messaging service and client for various mobile platforms.

The crypt12 file stores encrypted and protected database (AES-256 encryption) with chat history similar to SQLite database format.

By default, the file is called: msgstore.db.crypt12 and is stored on phone SDcard/WhatsApp/Databases folder.

The key file used to decrypt .crypt12 file is stored in folder located on system partition:


By default, the .crypt12 files are used by WhatsApp for Android.

Future versions of WhatsApp may use .crypt13, .crypt14 file extension.


Software that will open crypt12 file

WhatsApp for Android

Popular instant messaging client for Google Android

WhatsApp Tri-Crypt (Omni-Crypt)

Android app used to decrypt and convert CRYPT files

WhatCrypt Tools

Online service for WhatsApp databases

What file extension actually is?

Simply put, file extensions are the characters after the dot in the file name, so for example filename.mp3 has file extension „mp3“. This helps Windows to identify which program should be used to open the file.

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