how to open .crypt files?

  1. kurd

    kurd Member Bronze Member

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    I would like to know how to open .crypt files.
    they're coming from my android phone on a chat program called whatsapp. I wanna know how to open the backup data on my pc, since I like to keep chat history.
    *file name* msgstore-2011-12-25.1.db.crypt
    I can't open the files, well I can, but it doesn't show text.
    so if someone knows how to open a file like this, please tell me.
    thanks.
     
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    monkeymagic guinness gives you strength Tech Member Elite Member

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    Hi kurd, welcome to PCHF. Sorry for the wait. One of our talented members will be with you as soon as real life permits. santa has just called so we are all playing with out new toys.
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    Thanks for the assist here, DIIRE. Hope Santa treated you well!
     
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  5. Tazmaniac

    Tazmaniac New Member

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    I know this is an old opic, but I have the same problem but I really would appriciate if someone could help me through it step-by-step.

    I just downloaded Android SDK but I dont see an emulator anywhere?
     
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    I dont know bro. But the person which let his app generate files with that extention should have thought twice as crypt is not specific enough. Open the file with notepad and check if there is any ASCII friendly id in the header. Usually those are the first 3 characters. Not every file has an id nor a header though.
     
  7. nameisuser

    nameisuser Well-Known Member Tech Member Elite Member

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    Tazmaniac,
    Please start your own thread stating your own problem rather than attempting to hijack another thread.

    This way the thread starter gets the full attention of those submitting replies.

    thanks for your understanding and cooperation.
     
  8. Android Fan

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    There is a tool to decrypt the whatsapp databases and convert it to HTML.
    It can open Whatsapp Android and Iphone Databases:
    - msgstore.db
    - msgstore.db.crypt (so the new version of the tool is able to DECRYPT that file!)
    - ChatStorage.sqlite

    It's called Whatsapp Xtract 2.0
    - [TOOL] Whatsapp Backup Messages Extractor

    And you can download and discuss it here:
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=24603294

    screenshot: [​IMG]
     
  9. demon salvetore

    demon salvetore New Member Bronze Member

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    It is an encrypted file. encryption is used to protect the the data. the opening or breaking the .crypt file depends on the teshnique by which it was encrypted. you can try Bob Baldwin's Crypt Breaker's Workbench. this toll provide the successive plain text. you can also use Peter Selinger's unixcrypt-breaker It guesses the plain text and don't ask anything to user
     
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    I guess i'm to dumb.. cant seem to get it working?

    Could you guide me through it step-by-step?
     
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