What is a .CRYPT5 File And How To Open It – WhatsApp (Guide)

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While downloading files, you might have downloaded a file with the .crypt5 extension. It is important to know how to open this file – in order to be able to work with it. Don’t worry! This article explains everything about the .crypt5 file extension, how to open and work with it on various systems.

What is a .CRYPT5 file?

The .CRYPT5 file extension is WhatsApp Encrypted Database File. It was developed by WhatsApp. The file is a database related file.

What to know

There are currently 2 software that can open the .crypt5 file on 2 platforms.

How to open a .CRYPT5 file?

In this part of the article we will show you how to open the .CRYPT5 file on various operating systems.

How to open a .CRYPT5 file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

To open the .crypt5 file on Windows, please follow these 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the WhatsApp Viewer software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. The other software that you can use is WhatsApp Viewer.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .CRYPT5 file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the WhatsApp Viewer software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .CRYPT5 file on Android

We have written below an easy-to-understand guide on how to open the .crypt5 file on Android in few easy steps.

Step 1

Image 1: Locating your .CRYPT5 file in the download folder

First of all you need to locate the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 2

Image2: Unable to open the file

While trying to open the file, it won’t work.

Step 3

Image3: Open your Google Play Store

You need to locate the Google Play Store and open it.

Step 4

Image4: Search for the software and download it

In order to open the file, you will have to search for the deraills Crypt-DBConverter for Whatsapp software and install it. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Android.

Still cannot open the .CRYPT5 file?

If you cannot open the .CRYPT5 file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .CRYPT5 file.crypt6 – WhatsApp, .crypt7 – WhatsApp, .crypt8 – WhatsApp, .crypt9 – WhatsApp, .crypted – Ashampoo. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.


In this article you have learned how to open the .CRYPT5 file with the WhatsApp Viewer program on Windows and deraills Crypt-DBConverter for Whatsapp software on Android.