Files with db.crypt8 file extension can be exclusively found as chat history backups from WhatsApp Messenger instant messaging client.

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DB.CRYPT8 file extension - WhatsApp Messenger message database backup

What is db.crypt8 file? How to open db.crypt8 files?

File type specification:

Encoded and encrypted file type icon Encoded and encrypted file type

The crypt8 file extension is mainly associated with WhatsApp Messenger, an instant messaging service and instant messaging client for various mobile platforms.

The crypt8 files store encrypted and protected database with user chat history similar to SQLite database format. Used in one of the latest versions, but previously also crypt, crypt5, crypt6, crypt7 files were used for same purposes, however they may use different locations for encryption keys.

For crypt8 format, the default location is /data/data/com.whatsapp/files/key

WhatsApp often updates its crypt format, it is possible that it will be used crypt9, crypt10, crypt11, crypt12 extensions in the future.

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:


This db.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.

The default software associated to open db.crypt8 file:

WhatsApp for Android icon

WhatsApp Inc. logoWhatsApp for Android  Google Android software

Company or developer:
WhatsApp Inc.

Instant messenger available for Android and other smartphones as well as for desktop platforms. WhatsApp uses your 3G 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:

You can recovery these backups with WhatsApp to restore your messages.

How to convert:

It is possible to recover conversations from WhatsApp backups with some dedicate utilities like WhatCrypt Tools or similar. For some devices like Android phones, you will need root to sucessfuly convert WhatsApp databses.

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Software that open db.crypt8 file - WhatsApp Messenger message database backup

Programs supporting the exension db.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 db.crypt8 file action.

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