How to open CRYPT files on your device

If an error occurs when you try to open CRYPT file on your device, you should do two things – install appropriate software and associate CRYPT files with this software. If this does not solve the problem, then the cause may be different – you will find more details in this article.

CRYPT File Extension

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  • File type WhatsApp Messenger Encrypted Message Database Backup
  • File developer WhatsApp Inc.
  • File category Encoded Files
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What is a(n) CRYPT file?

The encrypted file with the extension .CRYPT is characteristic for the WhatsApp Messenger messenger present on smartphones. Stores an encoded backup of your message archive data. Decryption requires initiating the process from the same Google account from which the copy was made or providing the key file.

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How to open CRYPT file?

There can be various causes of problems that can arise when opening opening .CRYPT files. Each problem requires a different approach, but most can be solved by following he instructions below.

Step 1. Install a program that supports CRYPT files

In order to open CRYPT file an appropriate program that supports this file format must be installed on the system. Below is the list of programs that support files with CRYPT extension.

Programs that can open CRYPT files

Download installer for given application and launch it. After the installation has been completed, CRYPT files should be opened with installed application by default next time you try to open this type of file.

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Not all listed applications will be capable of performing all operations on CRYPT files. Some applications may only be capable of opening such file and viewing its contents while the purpose of others may be converting files to other file formats. Therefore you should check beforehand the capabilities of applications in relation to CRYPT files.

Step 2. Associate given software with CRYPT files

A situation can arise where user has an appropriate application supporting CRYPT files installed on their system, but such application is not associated with this type of files. In order to associate given application with CRYPT files user should open a file submenu by right-clicking the file icon and selecting "Open with" option. System will display a list of suggested programs that can be used to open CRYPT files. Select appropriate option and check "Always use selected application to open this kind of files". System will save this information from now on use selected program to open CRYPT files.

When the above-mentioned solutions fail, other options must be pursued. It is possible that the CRYPT file in question is corrupted or damage. The most common causes of file damage are:

  1. File with CRYPT extension is incomplete (for example, file has not been downloaded completely from the internet or not copied properly from source)
  2. File data is corrupted
  3. Damaged or corrupted storage medium on which the CRYPT file is stored
  4. File icon does not represent the original file but is only a shortcut to the location where the CRYPT file was saved and then deleted
  5. User account is not privileged to perform operations on CRYPT files. In that case it is advised to contact the system administrator or an IT expert

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