The File Extensions Database

.DB.CRYPT12 File Extension

  • Developer by: WhatsApp
  • Category: Database Files

What is an .DB.CRYPT12 file?

.DB.CRYPT12 is WhatsApp Encrypted Database File

A DB.CRYPT12 file is a database file used by WhatsApp Messenger, a free smartphone messenger application. It stores an encrypted database of chat history messages.

The DB.CRYPT12 file is a result of WhatsApp appending the .CRYPT12 file extension to the .DB file. It is used by WhatsApp to secure a user's message database on his or her Android device. For each new version of the application, WhatsApp uses a different algorithm to encrypt the DB files. The extension appended to the DB file, such as .CRYPT6, .CRYPT7, or .CRYPT8 signifies the algorithm used for encryption.

The DB.CRYPT12 database files are located on the SD card of your Android device. The file is located in the following directory:

Common DB.CRYPT12 Filenames

msgstore.db.crypt12 - The name of the common database file used by WhatsApp Messenger that is stored in your device storage.

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

How to solve problems with DB.CRYPT12 files

  • Associate the DB.CRYPT12 file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any DB.CRYPT12 file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.DB.CRYPT12 files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the DB.CRYPT12 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 .DB.CRYPT12 is WhatsApp Encrypted Database File. Because only the current version supports the latest DB.CRYPT12 file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the WhatsApp manufacturer website after an available .DB.CRYPT12 is WhatsApp Encrypted Database File update.
  • To make sure that your DB.CRYPT12 file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.