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

There is one other file type using
the CRYPT file extension!

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CRYPT file extension - WhatsApp encrypted backup (original)

What is crypt file? How to open crypt files?

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.

Updated: April 6, 2024

The default software associated to open crypt file:

WhatsApp for iPhone icon

WhatsApp Inc. logoWhatsApp for iPhone  Apple iOS software

Company or developer:
WhatsApp Inc.

WhatsApp is a cross-platform smartphone messenger currently available for iPhone and all other smartphones. The application utilizes push notifications to instantly get messages from friends, colleagues and family.

WhatsApp for Android icon

WhatsApp Inc. logoWhatsApp for Android  Google Android software

Company or developer:
WhatsApp Inc.

WhatsApp is a popular instant messenger available for Android and other smartphones and desktop OS platforms. It uses your mobile data connection or WiFi (when available) to message with friends and family.

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Help how to open:

Certain programs, such as WhatsApp Tri-Crypt (Omni-Crypt) can be used to recover the chat history from within *.crypt files.

How to convert:

Try to use WhatsApp Tri-Crypt, Whatsapp Xtract etc. to extract the content and save it (convert) to one of the other supported formats (HTML, DOC, etc.).

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List of software applications associated to the .crypt file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open crypt file, edit crypt file, convert crypt file, view crypt file, play crypt file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting crypt files.

Software that open crypt file - WhatsApp encrypted backup (original)

Programs supporting the exension crypt on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about WhatsApp Tri-Crypt (Omni-Crypt) for open crypt file action.

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