File Extension Library

.CRYPT6 File Extension

  • Developer by: WhatsApp
  • Category: Database Files

What are .CRYPT6 files and how to open them?

Can't open .CRYPT6 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 .CRYPT6 file.

What is a .CRYPT6 file extension?

.CRYPT6 file extension is created by WhatsApp. .CRYPT6 has been classified as Database Files.

.CRYPT6 is WhatsApp Encrypted Database File

A CRYPT6 file is an encoded database file created by WhatsApp Messenger, a smartphone messenger application. It contains a database of past chat messages located only on the SD card of Android devices.

The ".crypt6" extension is appended to .DB files used by WhatsApp to secure users' message databases on Android devices. The unencrypted database appears as msgstore.db, but the database encrypted in the CRYPT6 format appears as msgstore.db.crypt6. The application uses different algorithms to encrypt DB files. The extension appended to the DB file, such as ".crypt5" or ".crypt7", signifies the algorithm.

Common CRYPT6 Filenames

msgstore.db.crypt6 - The name of the file that contains the database of chat messages.

List of all softwares that can open the WhatsApp Encrypted Database File
WhatsApp Messenger
WhatsApp Xtract

How to fix problems with .CRYPT6 files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .CRYPT6 files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .CRYPT6 file format
  2. You need to check the .CRYPT6 file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)