CRYPT12 file format description

Many people often share .crypt12 files without providing instructions on how to use them. This can make it difficult for users to determine which program is compatible for editing, converting, or printing .crypt12 files. To address this issue, we have created this page to offer assistance and guidance on handling .crypt12 files. We provide information on compatible software, editing instructions and conversion options to help users effectively interact with .crypt12 files.

Our aim is to simplify the process and promote seamless use of the .crypt12 file format.

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.crypt - WhatsApp Stored Messages

The CRYPT data files are related to WhatsApp. The CRYPT file is a WhatsApp Stored Messages. WhatsApp Messenger is a proprietary, cross-platform instant messaging subscription service for smartphones. In addition to text messaging, users can send each other images, video, and audio media messages.

Data files
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crypt10, crypt11, crypt12, crypt5, crypt6, crypt7, crypt8, crypt9
WhatsApp Stored Messages related extensions:
WhatsApp Stored Messages
WhatsApp Encrypted Database
WhatsApp Messenger Encrypted Database
WhatsApp Messenger Database
WhatsApp Saved Chat History
WhatsApp Messenger for iPhone Database

Naturally, other applications may also use the .crypt12 file extension. Even harmful programs can create .crypt12 files. Be especially cautious with .crypt12 files coming from an unknown source!

Can't open a .crypt12 file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows can't open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select one from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To avoid this error, you need to set the file association correctly.

Operating systems

At, we strive to provide a seamless user experience by ensuring compatibility with a wide range of operating systems. The following is a comprehensive list of the operating systems currently supported by

Windows XP/Vista, Windows 7/8/10, Windows 11, CentOS, Debian GNU/Linux, Ubuntu Linux, FreeBSD, macOS, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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