Files with the crypt14 extension can be found as encrypted chat history databases from the 2021 version of WhatsApp Messenger instant messaging client for Android.

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CRYPT14 file extension - WhatsApp Messenger message database version 2021

What is crypt14 file? How to open crypt14 files?

File type specification:

Mobile phones related file type icon Mobile phones related file type

File extension crypt14 is mainly associated with WhatsApp Messenger, an instant messaging service and client for various mobile platforms.

The crypt14 file stores an encrypted and protected database (AES-256 encryption) with a chat history similar to the SQLite database format.

By default, the file is called: msgstore.db.crypt14 and is stored on the phone SDcard/WhatsApp/Databases folder.

The key file used to decrypt the .crypt14 file is stored in a folder located on the system partition:


By default, the .crypt14 files have been used by WhatsApp for Android since May 2021.

Updated: April 6, 2024

The default software associated to open crypt14 file:

WhatsApp Viewer icon

andreas-mausch logoWhatsApp Viewer  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:

A small tool for Microsoft Windows that allows users to display chats from the Android msgstore.db.crypt5 and .crypt7, .crypt8, .crypt9, .crypt10, .crypt11 and .crypt12 databases.

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:

You can restore .crypt14 backups with the default function of the WhatsApp program. You may even transfer them to another device, provided it uses the same telephone number.

How to convert:

No additional information how to convert CRYPT14 available yet.

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Programs supporting the exension crypt14 on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about WhatsApp Viewer for view crypt14 file action.

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