The File Extensions Database

.CRYPT6 File Extension

  • Developer by: WhatsApp
  • Category: Database Files

What is an .CRYPT6 file?

.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.

Programs that open WhatsApp Encrypted Database File
WhatsApp Messenger
WhatsApp Xtract

How to solve problems with CRYPT6 files

  • Associate the CRYPT6 file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any CRYPT6 file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.CRYPT6 files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the CRYPT6 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 .CRYPT6 is WhatsApp Encrypted Database File. Because only the current version supports the latest CRYPT6 file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the WhatsApp manufacturer website after an available .CRYPT6 is WhatsApp Encrypted Database File update.
  • To make sure that your CRYPT6 file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.