The File Extensions Database

.CRYPT5 File Extension

  • Developer by: WhatsApp
  • Category: Database Files

What is an .CRYPT5 file?

.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.

Programs that open WhatsApp Encrypted Database File
WhatsApp Viewer
WhatsApp Messenger
WhatsApp Xtract
deraills Crypt-DBConverter for Whatsapp

How to solve problems with CRYPT5 files

  • Associate the CRYPT5 file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any CRYPT5 file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.CRYPT5 files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the CRYPT5 file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .CRYPT5 is WhatsApp Encrypted Database File. Because only the current version supports the latest CRYPT5 file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the WhatsApp manufacturer website after an available .CRYPT5 is WhatsApp Encrypted Database File update.
  • To make sure that your CRYPT5 file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.