File Extension Library

.CRYPT5 File Extension

  • Developer by: WhatsApp
  • Category: Database Files

What are .CRYPT5 files and how to open them?

Can't open .CRYPT5 file? Are you wondering what it contains? On our site we will explain to you what this file is, what it is used for and what software opens the .CRYPT5 file.

What is a .CRYPT5 file extension?

.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 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.)