.CRYPT File Extension

File Type:
WhatsApp Encrypted Dastabase File

Having trouble opening .crypt extension? Don't panic! This page explains what crypt files are as well as suggests programs you may use to open crypt files. You can download these programs through this page.

What is a CRYPT file?

Crypt file extension has WhatsApp Encrypted Dastabase file type, developed by WhatsApp, which is associated with the "encoded files" category.

Popular smartphone messenger WhatsApp is responsible for creating files with this extension. They are used to store backup messages received in the WhatsApp application. Users can restore information from encoded CRYPT files manually by uninstalling WhatsApp, renaming the desired file to msgstore.db.crypt, installing the application again, and selecting the Restore option when prompted.

To learn how you can open the given file, read the information below.

crypt file icon
File Type:
WhatsApp Encrypted Dastabase File
Encoded Files

How to open CRYPT file?

Double click the crypt file to open it. The file will open automatically if file associations have been correctly installed and there is a proper program on your computer; if not, file associations may be corrupted and your OS either cannot find the proper program, or you might not have one for opening the file. First, we recommend downloading our utility to fix file association errors; then, you can download any program for opening the .crypt extension from the ones suggested below. If you are certain there is nothing wrong with the file associations, you may proceed to method 2 right away; besides, if you can't make up your mind when choosing the right program, use Universal File Viewer from the last method.

Method 1: Fix file association errors

Follow these steps in order to automatically fix the crypt extension associations' problem in no time:

  • Step 1: Click on "Download Solution" to download automatic tool provided by WikiExt.
  • Step 2: Click "Start Scan" to identify all potential issues.
  • Step 3: Review scan results and click "Fix Items".

File Size: 3.04 MB, Download time: < 1 min. on DSL/ADSL/Cable

This Tool is Compatible With: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8/8.1, 10

Method 2: Download the appropriate software

The given list provides programs which may be used for opening or converting the crypt file. Choose the proper program for your OS, and click it to start the download or proceed to the developer's website.

Programs that open CRYPT files

  • iOS iOS
    • WhatsApp Messenger WhatsApp Messenger
  • Android Android
    • WhatsApp Messenger WhatsApp Messenger
    • WhatsApp Xtract WhatsApp Xtract

Method 3: Use universal file viewer

In addition to the list of programs above, we recommend using Universal File Viewer. This tool can open over 250 file extensions and, most likely, it will be able to open the crypt file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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