Files with crypt8 extension are old encrypted backup files from WhatsApp Messenger instant messaging client for Android, iOS, BlackBerry and Windows Phone.

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CRYPT8 file extension - WhatsApp Messenger message database

What is crypt8 file? How to open crypt8 files?

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

A .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.

This crypt8 file type entry was marked as obsolete and no longer supported file format.

This type of file is no longer actively used and is most likely obsolete. This is typically the case for system files in old operating systems, file types from long discontinued software, or previous versions of certain file types (like documents, projects etc.) that were replaced in higher versions of their original programs.

Updated: April 6, 2024

The default software associated to open crypt8 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 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 *.crypt8 backups with the default function of the WhatsApp program. You may even transfer them to another device, provided it uses same telephone number.

How to convert:

Chat history may be exported from *.crypt8 files using specialized tools.

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List of software applications associated to the .crypt8 file extension

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and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open crypt8 file, edit crypt8 file, convert crypt8 file, view crypt8 file, play crypt8 file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

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Software that open crypt8 file - WhatsApp Messenger message database

Programs supporting the exension crypt8 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 crypt8 file action.

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