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Details of extension .msgstore

On this page, we're going to take a closer look at the .msgstore file extension, which is related to WhatsApp Saved Chat History. We'll explain what exactly a .msgstore file format 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 .msgstore 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!


  1. WhatsApp Saved Chat History

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msgstore file - WhatsApp Saved Chat History

WhatsApp Saved Chat History

The MSGSTORE file belongs to the Data category and works with WhatsApp, being used as a WhatsApp Saved Chat History. WhatsApp 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. The developer is still actively supporting the WhatsApp, likely. Our data shows that WhatsApp uses 6 more file types.
Application: WhatsApp
Program name: -
Category: Data files
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Related extensions:
.waptt WhatsApp Messenger Recorded Voicemail
.current WhatsApp Messenger Encrypted Database
.crypt WhatsApp Stored Messages
.crypt14 WhatsApp Encrypted Database

The .msgstore 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 .msgstore extension may contain various content types. If you have helpful information about this extension, write to us!

Having trouble opening a .msgstore file?

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

Windows can't open this file:

File: example.msgstore

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 with 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