File Extension Library

.CRYPT8 File Extension

  • Developer by: WhatsApp
  • Category: Database Files

What are .CRYPT8 files and how to open them?

Can't open .CRYPT8 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 .CRYPT8 file.

What is a .CRYPT8 file extension?

.CRYPT8 file extension is created by WhatsApp. .CRYPT8 has been classified as Database Files.

.CRYPT8 is WhatsApp Encrypted Database File

A CRYPT8 file is an encrypted database file created and used by WhatsApp Messenger, a smartphone messenger application. It contains a database of chat history messages located on the SD card of Android devices.

The "crypt8" extension is commonly appended to a .DB file to create the .DB.CRYPT8 file, which is used by WhatsApp to secure a user's message database on his or her Android device. For each new installment, the application uses a different algorithm to encrypt the DB files. The extension appended to the DB file, such as "crypt6" or "crypt7", signifies the algorithm.

The CRYPT8 database files will be located in the following directory:

NOTE: The encryption algorithm between the older .CRYPT7 file and the newer CRYPT8 file is the same.

Common CRYPT8 Filenames

msgstore.db.crypt8 - Name of the file 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 .CRYPT8 files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .CRYPT8 files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .CRYPT8 file format
  2. You need to check the .CRYPT8 file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)