File Extension Library

.CRYPT5 File Extension

  • Developer by: WhatsApp
  • Category: Database Files

What is an .CRYPT5 file?

.CRYPT5 file extension is created by WhatsApp. .CRYPT5 has been classified as Database Files.

.CRYPT5 is WhatsApp Encrypted Database File

Encrypted database file created by WhatsApp Messenger, a smartphone messenger application; contains a database of past chat messages located on the SD card of the Android device running the program.

The crypt5 extension is appended to the .DB file used by WhatsApp to secure users' message databases on Android devices. The application uses a different algorithm to encrypt the DB file depending on the version of the application. The extension appended to the DB file, such as "crypt6" or "crypt7", signifies the algorithm.

NOTE: You can use Whatsapp Crypt-DB Converter to convert files with the CRYPT5 and CRYPT7 encoded database files.

Common CRYPT5 Filenames

msgstore.db.crypt5 - The name of the file, encrypted in the CRYPT5 format, that contains the database of chat messages.

List of all softwares that can open the WhatsApp Encrypted Database File
WhatsApp Viewer
WhatsApp Messenger
WhatsApp Xtract
deraills Crypt-DBConverter for Whatsapp

How to Open .CRYPT5 file on different platforms

Open .CRYPT5 File on Windows

  • Right-click a .CRYPT5
  • Left-click "Open With" > "Choose another app"
  • Select the program that opens .CRYPT5 file and Select check box "Always use this app to open .CRYPT5 files" Press "Ok"

Open .CRYPT5 File on Mac

  • Right-click (or Ctrl + Left-click) the .CRYPT5 file
  • Click "Open With" > "Other.."
  • Then choose another program from the app list and press "Open"
  • Select check box "Turn on" for "Always open in app"

Open .CRYPT5 File on Linux

Right click on the .CRYPT5 file, choose "Open with" and select a program from the list above

Open .CRYPT5 File on iPhone

Select a file. If you don't see an application to open the .CRYPT5 file, tap "Share" and choose the right app.
Method 2
Save the file. Then open the app «Files». Touch and hold the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. After that tap "Share" and select an application.

Open .CRYPT5 File on Android

Tap the Settings icon on an Android smartphone, then select «Applications». Click the Settings icon in the upper right corner of the screen, to change the default apps.
If you want to open, edit, save or even convert .CRYPT5 files on Android, then your best bet is to download one of the dedicated apps available on Google Play.

How to fix problems with .CRYPT5 files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .CRYPT5 files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .CRYPT5 file format
  2. You need to check the .CRYPT5 file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)