Files with crypt suffix are most likely best know 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 know 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.

The default software associated to crypt file type:

WhatsApp for iPhone icon

WhatsApp Inc. logo WhatsApp for iPhone  Apple iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch devices) 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. logo WhatsApp for Android  Google Android software

Company or developer:
  WhatsApp Inc.

WhatsApp Messenger for Android is a smartphone messenger available for Android and other smartphones. WhatsApp uses your 3G or WiFi (when available) to message with friends and family.

WhatsApp for Windows Phone icon

WhatsApp Inc. logo WhatsApp for Windows Phone  Windows Phone / Windows 10 Mobile software

Company or developer:
  WhatsApp Inc.

WhatsApp Messenger is a smartphone messenger available for Windows Phone, Android, BlackBerry, iPhone, and Nokia phones. WhatsApp uses your 3G or WiFi (when available) to message with friends and family.

WhatsApp for Blackberry icon

WhatsApp Inc. logo WhatsApp for Blackberry  Blackberry mobile phones and devices software

Company or developer:
  WhatsApp Inc.

WhatsApp is a cross-platform smartphone messenger available for BlackBerry and 4 other major handsets. WhatsApp Messenger utilizes your existing internet data plan to help you stay in touch with friends, colleagues and family.

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Transfer WhatsApp chats from iPhone to Android

How to convert WhatsApp CRYPT files

How to backup and restore WhatsApp chat messages

Run WhatsApp on PC or Mac

Transfer WhatsApp chats from phone to phone

Help how to open CRYPT files:

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

How to convert file with extension CRYPT:

Use WhatsApp Tri-Crypt, Whatsapp Xtract etc. to extract the contents and save them (convert) to one of the other supported formats (HTML, DOC, etc.).

Find conversions from crypt file:

crypt to crypt12

crypt to doc

crypt to docx

crypt to html

crypt to pdf

crypt to text

crypt to txt

Find converter to crypt file type:

crypt10 to crypt

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crypt6 to crypt

crypt7 to crypt

crypt8 to crypt

db to crypt

db.crypt8 to crypt

List of software applications associated to the .crypt file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, Mac OS X 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 File-Extensions.org's database).

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

Click on the link to get more information about WhatsApp Tri-Crypt (Omni-Crypt) for open crypt file action.

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