Open CRYPT8 file

The most common choise: WhatsApp Messenger message database

How to open WhatsApp Messenger message database .crypt8 files

crypt8 file icon Have you had trouble opening the crypt8 file on your computer? What are crypt8 files? We explain what they are and recommend software that we know will open them.

What is crypt8 file?

A crypt8 file extension is related to the WhatsApp Messenger, an instant messaging client for Android, iOS, BlackBerry and Windows Phone. A crypt8 file stores encrypted database with chat history.

WhatsApp Messenger message database description

The crypt8 file extension is associated with the WhatsApp Messenger an instant messaging service and instant messaging client for various mobile platforms.

The crypt8 file stores encrypted and protected database with chat history similar to SQLite database format.

The crypt8 file extension is commonly used by WhatsApp Messenger for Google Android, but it can be also used by WhatsApp for other platforms.

WhatsApp Messenger also uses crypt, crypt5, crypt6, crypt7crypt9, crypt10, crypt11, crypt12 file extension for its encrypted databases.

By default, the file is called: msgstore.db.crypt8 and it is stored in phone SDcard/WhatsApp/Databases folder.

The encryption format of crypt8 files are same as crypt7, but the encryption key from location:


The crypt8 flies are more protected and cannot be extracted from smart phone, or tablet without ROOT.

Suggested software to open crypt8 file

WhatsApp for Android

Popular instant messaging client for Google Android

WhatsApp Viewer

A utility for viewing WhatsApp chat history

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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