The File Extensions Database


.DB.CRYPT5 File Extension

  • Developer by: andreas-mausch
  • Category: Encoded and encrypted Files

What is an .DB.CRYPT5 file?

.DB.CRYPT5 is WhatsApp Messenger encrypted message database backup

The db.crypt5 file extension is associated with the WhatsApp an instant messaging service and the same named client for iOS, Android, Windows Phone and other systems. The actual extension is just crypt7, the DB is part of the file name however.

The *.crypt5 file stores encrypted database with saved conversations.

WhatsApp Messenger also uses crypt, crypt6, crypt7 file extension for its encrypted databases.

WhatsApp Messenger uses the first account added on Android phone generally Google Account to encrypt chats stored in *.crypt5 database.

To view content of *.crypt5 file for example in WhatsApp Viewer you need to know, which the first account is related to Android phone, where the *.crypt5 file was stored.

By default, the file is called: msgstore.db.crypt5 and it is stored in phone SDcard/WhatsApp/Databases folder.


How to open:

Use Whatsapp Tri-Crypt to open *.crypt5 files.

How to convert:

Use WhatsApp Tri-Crypt, Whatsapp Xtract etc. to convert *.crypt5 files to another formats. For details see the Popular crypt conversions list down below.

How to solve problems with DB.CRYPT5 files

  • Associate the DB.CRYPT5 file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any DB.CRYPT5 file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.DB.CRYPT5 files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the DB.CRYPT5 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.CRYPT5 is WhatsApp Messenger encrypted message database backup. Because only the current version supports the latest DB.CRYPT5 file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the andreas-mausch manufacturer website after an available .DB.CRYPT5 is WhatsApp Messenger encrypted message database backup update.
  • To make sure that your DB.CRYPT5 file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.