The File Extensions Database

.CRYPT8 File Extension

  • Developer by: WhatsApp
  • Category: Database Files

What is an .CRYPT8 file?

.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.

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

How to solve problems with CRYPT8 files

  • Associate the CRYPT8 file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any CRYPT8 file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.CRYPT8 files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the CRYPT8 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 .CRYPT8 is WhatsApp Encrypted Database File. Because only the current version supports the latest CRYPT8 file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the WhatsApp manufacturer website after an available .CRYPT8 is WhatsApp Encrypted Database File update.
  • To make sure that your CRYPT8 file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.