How to open and convert a crypted whatsapp database backup (msgstore.db.crypt)
CRYPTED WHATSAPP DATABASE
If you only have a backup in the crypted format from /sdcard/WhatsApp/Databases/msgstore.db.crypt
then you need to decrypt the database at first.
At the moment, this can only be done by reinstalling whatsapp
. If the backup is present in the mentioned folder on the SD, then you will be asked to import the backup. However, the backup can be from a totally different phone number / whatsapp account
After installing and importing the backup, access the database files as explained above
(1. and 2.).
You don't need an android phone for this, can use Bluestacks Emulator for Windows. Make sure to root Bluestacks, using this guide: