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.CRYPT8 File Extension

  • Developer by: WhatsApp
  • Category: Database Files

What is an .CRYPT8 file?

.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 Open .CRYPT8 file on different platforms

Open .CRYPT8 File on Windows

  • Right-click a .CRYPT8
  • Left-click "Open With" > "Choose another app"
  • Select the program that opens .CRYPT8 file and Select check box "Always use this app to open .CRYPT8 files" Press "Ok"

Open .CRYPT8 File on Mac

  • Right-click (or Ctrl + Left-click) the .CRYPT8 file
  • Click "Open With" > "Other.."
  • Then choose another program from the app list and press "Open"
  • Select check box "Turn on" for "Always open in app"

Open .CRYPT8 File on Linux

Right click on the .CRYPT8 file, choose "Open with" and select a program from the list above

Open .CRYPT8 File on iPhone

Select a file. If you don't see an application to open the .CRYPT8 file, tap "Share" and choose the right app.
Method 2
Save the file. Then open the app «Files». Touch and hold the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. After that tap "Share" and select an application.

Open .CRYPT8 File on Android

Tap the Settings icon on an Android smartphone, then select «Applications». Click the Settings icon in the upper right corner of the screen, to change the default apps.
If you want to open, edit, save or even convert .CRYPT8 files on Android, then your best bet is to download one of the dedicated apps available on Google Play.

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.)