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CRYPT5 File Extension

WhatsApp Messenger Encrypted Message Database Backup
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    WhatsApp Inc.
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    5 (1 votes)

What is CRYPT5 file?

Full format name of files that use CRYPT5 extension is WhatsApp Messenger Encrypted Message Database Backup. WhatsApp Inc. defined the WhatsApp Messenger Encrypted Message Database Backup format standard. Files with CRYPT5 extension may be used by programs distributed for , Android, Blackberry mobile phones and devices:, iOS, Windows, Windows Phone platform. CRYPT5 file format, along with 403 other file formats, belongs to the Database Files category. The most popular program for handling CRYPT5 files is WhatCrypt Tools, but users can choose among 7 different programs that support this file format. WhatCrypt Tools software was developed by WhatsApp Tools Dev, and on its official website you may find more information about CRYPT5 files or the WhatCrypt Tools software program.

Programs which support CRYPT5 file extension

The list that follows enumerates programs compatible with CRYPT5 files, divided into 6 categories based on operating system on which they are available. Files with CRYPT5 suffix can be copied to any mobile device or system platform, but it may not be possible to open them properly on target system.

Programs that support CRYPT5 file

How to open file with CRYPT5 extension?

Problems with accessing CRYPT5 may be due to various reasons. Fortunately, most common problems with CRYPT5 files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.

Step 1. Download and install WhatCrypt Tools

Install software to open CRYPT5 file Problems with opening and working with CRYPT5 files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with CRYPT5 files being present on your machine. This one is an easy one. Select WhatCrypt Tools or one of the recommended programs (for example, WhatsApp for iPhone, WhatsApp Phone, WhatsApp for Blackberry) and download it from appropriate source and install on your system. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. If you want to download WhatCrypt Tools installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit WhatsApp Tools Dev website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of WhatCrypt Tools

Update software that support file extension CRYPT5If you already have WhatCrypt Tools installed on your systems and CRYPT5 files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. This can be one of the causes why CRYPT5 files are not compatible with WhatCrypt Tools. The most recent version of WhatCrypt Tools is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Set the default application to open CRYPT5 files to WhatCrypt Tools

If you have the latest version of WhatCrypt Tools installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage CRYPT5 on your device. The process of associating file formats with default application may differ in details depending on platform, but the basic procedure is very similar.

Associate software with CRYPT5 file on Windows

Change the default application in Windows

  • Clicking the CRYPT5 with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where WhatCrypt Tools is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open CRYPT5 files and clicking OK.
Associate software with CRYPT5 file on Mac

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected CRYPT5 file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • Select WhatCrypt Tools and click Change for all...
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with CRYPT5 extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Ensure that the CRYPT5 file is complete and free of errors

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the CRYPT5 file in question. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

Check CRYPT5 file for viruses
1. Verify that the CRYPT5 in question is not infected with a computer virus

Should it happed that the CRYPT5 is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. If the scanner detected that the CRYPT5 file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

2. Ensure the file with CRYPT5 extension is complete and error-free

If you obtained the problematic CRYPT5 file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. During the copy process of the file errors may occurred rendering the file incomplete or corrupted. This could be the source of encountered problems with the file. It could happen the the download process of file with CRYPT5 extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

4. Verify that your device fulfills the requirements to be able to open WhatCrypt Tools

If the systems has insufficient resources to open CRYPT5 files, try closing all currently running applications and try again.

5. Verify that your operating system and drivers are up to date

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with WhatsApp Messenger Encrypted Message Database Backup files and ensure security of your device and operating system. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with CRYPT5 files affecting older versions of given software.

Conversion of a CRYPT5 file

File Conversions from CRYPT5 extension to a different format
File conversions from other format to CRYPT5 file
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