.CRYPT6 File Extension
WhatsApp Encrypted Database File
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What is a CRYPT6 file?
A CRYPT6 file is an encoded database file created by WhatsApp Messenger, a smartphone messenger application. It contains a database of past chat messages located only on the SD card of Android devices.
The ".crypt6" extension is appended to .DB files used by WhatsApp to secure users' message databases on Android devices. The unencrypted database appears as msgstore.db, but the database encrypted in the CRYPT6 format appears as msgstore.db.crypt6. The application uses different algorithms to encrypt DB files. The extension appended to the DB file, such as ".crypt5" or ".crypt7", signifies the algorithm.
Common CRYPT6 Filenames
msgstore.db.crypt6 - The name of the file that contains the database of chat messages.