The .Crypt Extension is most commonly linked with the Folder Crypt Encrypted File (.crypt) file type and its related proprietary file format, which combines compression and encryption. LittleLite Software’s Folder Crypt is a commercial (shareware) directory/file encryption software for Microsoft (MS) Windows. Folder Crypt uses strong encryption techniques like DES, AES, and Blowfish for data encryption.
Folder Crypt creates an encrypted and compressed archive file called a .crypt file when a folder or file is encrypted. The .crypt file is a password-protected encrypted version of the original ‘plaintext’ files or folders. A CRYPT file cannot be opened in any way until the correct password is entered, and Folder Crypt correctly identifies and decrypts the file.
What is Crypt File?
CRYPT files are mostly used by WhatsApp Messenger. The encrypted data is stored in CRYPT files. WhatsApp Messenger, a popular smartphone messaging program, produced it. The CRYPT files hold the archive of messages that have been backed up. On the Windows operating system, the WhatsApp extractor utility can be used to extract these.
The file msgstore.db.crypt is used to store a database of incoming and outgoing messages in encrypted database format. This backup is produced using the app’s “Backup Chats” function.
What is Crypt File typically used for?
In its files, the CRYPT extension makes use of the popular WhatsApp messaging. The backup of both incoming and outgoing messages is stored in CRYPT files. It is a format that is encrypted. The name of such a message database copy is usually msgstore.db.crypt. The login and password for the Google account with which the application was installed are required to decrypt the file.
Whatsapp Xtract also supports CRYPT files, allowing them to be encrypted and converted to HTML. Later versions of Whatsapp modified this extension by adding a number, so the app is likely using crypt12 or even higher files for its encrypted databases as you read this.
Chat history backups from the WhatsApp messaging app are most likely the most well-known files having the crypt extension.
How to Open Crypt File?
To open a CRYPT file, you’ll need software like WhatsApp Messenger from WhatsApp. If you don’t have the right software, Windows will ask, “How do you wish to open this file?” or a similar Mac/iPhone/Android message, such as “Windows cannot open this file.”
If you’re having trouble opening your CRYPT file, try right-clicking or long-pressing it. Then select an application by clicking “Open with.” A CRYPT file can also be viewed directly in the browser. Simply drag and drop the file into this browser window.
There could be various reasons why you can’t access the CRYPT file on your PC. The main and most essential (and most prevalent) issue is that there is no proper CRYPT-supporting software installed on your device.
Finding and downloading the relevant application is a pretty straightforward way to tackle this problem. Simply download and install the necessary application.
Possible Issues with Crypt Files
The inability to access and operate the CRYPT file does not always indicate that you lack the necessary software on your computer. There could be other issues that prevent us from using the WhatsApp Messenger Encrypted Message Database Backup file. A list of potential issues follows.
- A CRYPT file that is being opened becomes corrupted.
- Links to the CRYPT file in registry entries are incorrect.
- The description of the CRYPT was accidentally deleted from the Windows registry.
- An application that supports the CRYPT format was not installed completely.
- An unwanted infection has invaded the CRYPT file that is being opened.
- The computer’s hardware resources are insufficient to handle the CRYPT file’s opening.
- The computer’s drivers for the equipment used to open a CRYPT file are out of current.
If you’re certain none of these factors apply to your situation (or have previously been eliminated), the CRYPT file should work with your apps without issue.