DECRYPT file format description

Many people share .decrypt files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .decrypt file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .decrypt files.

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.decrypt - Decrypted Microsoft ESD File

The DECRYPT archive files are related to ESD Decrypter. The DECRYPT file is a Decrypted Microsoft ESD File. An ESD file is a Windows Electronic Software Download file that is used when installing software upgrades. The ESD Decrypter seems to be no longer supported.

ESD Decrypter
Archive files
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Decrypted Microsoft ESD File related extensions:
Microsoft Windows 8 Desktop Theme Pack
Microsoft SQL Server Deployment Packet
Microsoft SharePoint Designer Web Package
Microsoft Frontpage Web Package
Microsoft Windows Installer Patch
Microsoft Windows Vista Update Package

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

Can't open a .decrypt 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 currently supports the following operating systems:

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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