.DB.CRYPT12 File Extension
File TypeWhatsApp Encrypted Database File
File format categories include Binary, Text, XML, and Zip. The format of this file type has not been determined.
What is a DB.CRYPT12 file?
A DB.CRYPT12 file is a database file used by WhatsApp Messenger, a free smartphone messenger application. It stores an encrypted database of chat history messages.
The DB.CRYPT12 file is a result of WhatsApp appending the .CRYPT12 file extension to the .DB file. It is used by WhatsApp to secure a user's message database on his or her Android device. For each new version of the application, WhatsApp uses a different algorithm to encrypt the DB files. The extension appended to the DB file, such as .CRYPT6, .CRYPT7, or .CRYPT8 signifies the algorithm used for encryption.
The DB.CRYPT12 database files are located on the SD card of your Android device. The file is located in the following directory:
msgstore.db.crypt12 - The name of the common database file used by WhatsApp Messenger that is stored in your device storage.