Decrypt & Read Chats from WhatsApp Backup File on Android

Mar 29,2014 Posted by Allen Lee to Guides

WhatsApp is probably the most used messenger App on your Android device. As you may know, all your WhatsApp chats messages are saved in an encrypted (*.db.crypt) file on your Android device. But how to decrypt and read chat messages from WhatsApp backup file? Now Backuptrans Android WhatsApp Transfer provides an easy way to extract and import WhatsApp Messages from Whatsapp backup file into Backuptrans local database. Then you can view, export, print or transfer whatsapp messages on computer. Extracting messages from crypt8 file is also supported. The following article shows you how to read chats from whatsapp backup file step by step:

Step 0: Backup WhatsApp Conversations on Android Phone.
1) Go to WhatsApp > [Menu Button] > Settings > Chat Settings
2) Tap [Backup Conversations]

Step 1: Find the WhatsApp backup folder and copy it on your computer
Connect your Android phone to computer via USB and then copy the folder named WhatsApp from Android Phone Storage to computer. You can find your WhatsApp backup folder on:

/storage/emulated/0/WhatsApp
or
/sdcard/WhatsApp

Step 2: Run Backuptrans Android WhatsApp Transfer
Now run Backuptrans Android WhatsApp Transfer software, right click database icon and then choose "Import Android WhatsApp Backup Data".

Step 3: Select WhatsApp encrypted backup file
Select the WhatsApp backup database file(*.db.crypt*) on computer. Then click "OK" to continue.

Step 4
A): To decrypt *.db.crypt5 file, you need to enter your Android account. Then click "OK" to continue.
You can click "Settings" -> "Google" ->"Accounts" on your Android Phone to find your Android account. See detail photo.

B:) To decrypt *.db.crypt6/*.db.crypt7/*.db.crypt8 file, you need to select your Key file. Then click "OK" to continue.
Please follow this tutorial to extract key file from your Android Phone.

Step 5: Decrypt and Extract successfully.
Now you can read all WhatsApp messages you have backed up on Backuptrans Android WhatsApp Transfer software. Simply click "Export", "Print" or "Restore" buton on tool bar if you want to export WhatsApp Messages to file, print WhatsApp Messages or transfer messages from database to device.

With Backuptrans Android WhatsApp Transfer, you can manage your WhataApp Chat History on your computer easily. If you are using Mac, please download Android WhatsApp Transfer for Mac to use.

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