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What are CRYPT files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a CRYPT file or are you simply curious about its contents? We're here to explain the properties of these files and provide you with software that can open or handle your CRYPT files.

What is a CRYPT file?

CRYPT files have multiple uses, and Cryptx Encrypted Data is one of them. Read more about the other uses further down the page.

Cryptx Encrypted Data File

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How to open CRYPT files

Important: Different programs may use files with the CRYPT file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your CRYPT file is, you may need to try a few different programs.

While we have not verified the app ourselves yet, our users have suggested a single CRYPT opener which you will find listed below.

Last updated: June 18, 2022

All known file formats using extension .CRYPT

While Cryptx Encrypted Data File is a popular type of CRYPT-file, we know of 2 different uses of the .CRYPT file extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.

WhatsApp Encrypted Chat Log File

These CRYPT files are generated by the WhatsApp software, an instant messaging (IM) application designed for mobile devices. This software is compatible with widely used mobile platforms like Android and iOS. Chat history data is stored by the WhatsApp software in these CRYPT files, which are encrypted SQLite database files with the .crypt extension.

Depending on the version of WhatsApp on your mobile device, these files may have the extension .crypt, .crypt2, .crypt3, .crypt4, .crypt5, .crypt6, .crypt7 and so on.

These CRYPT files are designed to be opened using the messaging and chat history viewer of WhatsApp.

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of CRYPT files. Remember, different programs may use CRYPT files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

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