Files with db.crypt5 extension can be found as special encrypted chat backups created in the WhatsApp Messenger.

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DB.CRYPT5 file extension - WhatsApp Messenger encrypted message database backup

What is db.crypt5 file? How to open db.crypt5 files?

File type specification:

Encoded and encrypted file type icon Encoded and encrypted file type

The db.crypt5 file extension is associated with the WhatsApp, an instant messaging service and the same named client for iOS, Android, Windows Phone and other systems.

The actual extension is just crypt12, the DB is part of the file name however.

The crypt5 file stores encrypted database with saved conversations.

WhatsApp Messenger also uses crypt, crypt6, crypt7 file extension for its encrypted databases.

WhatsApp Messenger uses the first account added on Android phone generally Google Account to encrypt chats stored in *.crypt5 database.

To view content of *.crypt5 file for example in WhatsApp Viewer you need to know, which the first account is related to Android phone, where the *.crypt5 file was stored.

By default, the file is called: msgstore.db.crypt5 and it is stored in phone SDcard/WhatsApp/Databases folder.

This db.crypt5 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 db.crypt5 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.

Related articles:

How to backup and restore WhatsApp chat messages

Run WhatsApp on PC or Mac

Help how to open:

Use Whatsapp Tri-Crypt to open *.crypt5 files.

How to convert:

Use WhatsApp Tri-Crypt, Whatsapp Xtract etc. to convert *.crypt5 files to another formats. For details see the Popular crypt conversions list down below.

Find converter to db.crypt5 file type:

crypt8 to db.crypt5

db.crypt7 to db.crypt5

db.crypt8 to db.crypt5

List of software applications associated to the .db.crypt5 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 db.crypt5 file, edit db.crypt5 file, convert db.crypt5 file, view db.crypt5 file, play db.crypt5 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 db.crypt5 files.

Software that open db.crypt5 file - WhatsApp Messenger encrypted message database backup

Programs supporting the exension db.crypt5 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 db.crypt5 file action.

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