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

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Have you downloaded a file with .db.crypt extension, but you are not sure what it is? It is possible that you know what the file does, but you are unsure on how to open it. In this article we will explain what .db.crypt file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .DB.CRYPT file?

The .DB.CRYPT file extension stands for WhatsApp Encrypted Database File. It was developed by WhatsApp. The file is a database related file.

What to know

There is currently 1 software that can open the .db.crypt file on 1 platform.

How to open a .DB.CRYPT file?

Below we will show you a step-by-step guide on how to open the .DB.CRYPT file on various operating systems.

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

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

1. The first step is to download the WhatsApp Viewer software. This software will be used for opening the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: WhatsApp Viewer.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .DB.CRYPT file

2. The second step is locating 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 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. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

Still cannot open the .DB.CRYPT file?

If you are still unable to open the .DB.CRYPT file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. The .DB.CRYPT file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .db.crypt12 – WhatsApp, .db.crypt8 – WhatsApp, .db.jou – MSC Software, .db1 – Tekla, .db2 – Samsung. You might be trying to open the wrong file, please recheck if you are trying to open the right file extension again.


In this article you have learned how to open the .DB.CRYPT file with the WhatsApp Viewer program on Windows.