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Details of extension .crypt

On this page, we're going to take a closer look at the .crypt file extension, which is related to WhatsApp Stored Messages. We'll explain what exactly a .crypt fileformat is and how you can use it. If you're interested in learning more details about this type of file, we'll show you where to find them. And if you ever need to convert .crypt files into different formats, we'll give you some tips on how to do that too. Let's see the file format associated with this file extension!


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crypt file - WhatsApp Stored Messages

WhatsApp Stored Messages

The CRYPT file is a WhatsApp Stored Messages. WhatsApp Messenger is a proprietary, cross-platform instant messaging subscription service for smartphones. In addition to text messaging, users can send each other images, video, and audio media messages.
Category: Data files
Application: WhatsApp
Program name: -
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic bytes (HEX): -
Magic string (ASCII): -
crypt1, crypt10, crypt11, crypt12, crypt2, crypt3, crypt4, crypt5, crypt6, crypt7, crypt8, crypt9
Related extensions:
.db WhatsApp Messenger Database
.crypt14 WhatsApp Encrypted Database
.msgstore WhatsApp Saved Chat History
.waptt WhatsApp Messenger Recorded Voicemail

The .crypt file extension might not only belong to a single type of file, there could be various kinds that use it. Keep in mind that files with the .crypt extension may contain various content types. If you have helpful information about this extension, write to us!

Could someone have spelled the .crypt file extension wrong?

In our database, we came across the following similar extensions:

.crpt Cryptosaurus Encrypted File
.cryp UltraCrypter Ransomware Encrypted Data

The .crypt extension is frequently misused

People sometimes confuse the .crypt filename extension. Based on the searches on our site, here are the most common misspellings from the past year.

crpt (1), cryp (1)

Having trouble opening a .crypt file?

If you want to open a .crypt file on your computer, you just need to have the appropriate program installed. Incorrect settings for the .crypt association can trigger this error.

Windows can't open this file:

File: example.crypt

To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To change file associations:

  • Right-click a file with the extension whose association you want to change, and then click Open With.
  • In the Open With dialog box, click the program whith which you want the file to open, or click Browse to locate the program that you want.
  • Select the Always use the selected program to open this kind of file check box.

Supported operating systems

Windows Server 2016/2019/2022, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux, Mac OS X, macOS, iOS, Android