What is a .KEYSTORE File And How To Open It (Easy Guide)

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Introduction

While downloading files, you might have downloaded a file with the .keystore extension. Perhaps you know what the file is, but you simply don’t know how to open it. Fear not, in this article we will show you how to easily open the .keystore file in few simple steps on various systems.

What is a .KEYSTORE file?

The file extension .KEYSTORE is Java Keystore File. This encoded file is in binary format.

What to know

There are currently 3 software that can open the .keystore file on 3 platforms.

How to open a .KEYSTORE file?

Below we have written a comprehensive guide on how to open the .KEYSTORE file on various operating systems.

How to open a .KEYSTORE file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

To open the .keystore file on Windows, please follow these 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the KeyStore Explorer software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. The other software that you can use is Eclipse IDE for Java Developers, Unity Technologies Unity and KeyStore Explorer.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .KEYSTORE file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the KeyStore Explorer software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .KEYSTORE file on Mac

We have written below an easy-to-understand guide on how to open the .keystore file on Mac in 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the KeyStore Explorer software. This software will be used for opening the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: Eclipse IDE for Java Developers, Unity Technologies Unity and KeyStore Explorer.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .KEYSTORE file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the KeyStore Explorer software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .KEYSTORE file on Linux

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .keystore file on Linux in 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the KeyStore Explorer software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. The other software that you can use is Eclipse IDE for Java Developers and KeyStore Explorer.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .KEYSTORE file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Hover over the “Open with” button

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Open the file choosing the software

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the KeyStore Explorer software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Linux.

Still cannot open the .KEYSTORE file?

If you are still unable to open the .KEYSTORE file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. The .KEYSTORE file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .keytab – MIT, .key-tef – Apple, .kf2 – Rockstar Games, .kfl – Microsoft, .kfm – Gamebase. You might be trying to open the wrong file, please recheck if you are trying to open the right file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .KEYSTORE file with the KeyStore Explorer, Eclipse IDE for Java Developers, Unity Technologies Unity programs on Windows, KeyStore Explorer, Eclipse IDE for Java Developers, Unity Technologies Unity programs on Mac and KeyStore Explorer, Eclipse IDE for Java Developers software on Linux.