CRYPT7 File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open a CRYPT7 file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .CRYPT7 files.

What is a CRYPT7 file?

The .crypt7 file extension is used for database files that are created by the WhatsApp Messenger program. This file format is specifically used for the database format of WhatsApp version 7. These CRYPT7 files contain chat logs that have been stored by the WhatsApp Messenger software.WhatsApp Messenger is an IM (instant messaging) client application for mobile platforms like Android and iOS. This app provides a set of tools for free VoIP calls, text chat, link and a variety of multimedia sharing features.The data saved in these CRYPT7 files may contain text, metadata details, date and time stamps among other pieces of information that are used by WhatsApp Messenger to organize chat logs. These CRYPT7 files are best left alone, in order for WhatsApp Messenger to be able to use them properly.

How to open CRYPT7 files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension CRYPT7 for different purposes.

We have not yet verified any programs for Windows that work with this specific file format. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below. Thanks!

Suggest another file format using extension CRYPT7

While we know of one file format using the .CRYPT7 file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .CRYPT7 file.