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 crypt7, 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.

The default software associated to db.crypt5 file type:

WhatsApp Viewer icon

andreas-mausch logo WhatsApp Viewer  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
  andreas-mausch

WhatsApp Viewer is a small tool that allows users to display chats from the Android msgstore.db.crypt5 and .crypt7 and .crypt8 database.

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.

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How to convert WhatsApp CRYPT files

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Run WhatsApp on PC or Mac

Help how to open DB.CRYPT5 files:

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

How to convert file with extension DB.CRYPT5:

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, Mac OS X 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 File-Extensions.org's database).

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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 of the db.crypt5 files.

  • Open db.crypt5 file
  • View db.crypt5 file
  • Convert db.crypt5 file
  • Import db.crypt5 file
  • Recover db.crypt5 file
  • Backup db.crypt5 file

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

Click on the link to get more information about WhatsApp Tri-Crypt (Omni-Crypt) for open db.crypt5 file action.

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