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 365 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.
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.
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.
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.
If 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.
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.
Change the default application in Windows
Change the default application in Mac OS
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.
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.
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.
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.
If the systems has insufficient resources to open CRYPT5 files, try closing all currently running applications and try again.
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.
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