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KEYNOTE File Extension

IWork Keynote 06 Presentation
  • Developer
    Apple, Inc.
  • Category
    Document Files
  • Popularity
    3 (5 votes)

What is KEYNOTE file?

KEYNOTE filename suffix is mostly used for IWork Keynote 06 Presentation files. Apple, Inc. defined the IWork Keynote 06 Presentation format standard. KEYNOTE files are supported by software applications available for devices running iOS, Mac OS. Files with KEYNOTE extension are categorized as Document Files files. The Document Files subset comprises 574 various file formats. The most popular program for handling KEYNOTE files is iWork Keynote, but users can choose among 2 different programs that support this file format.

Programs which support KEYNOTE file extension

The following list contains programs grouped by 2 operating systems that support KEYNOTE files. Files with KEYNOTE extension, just like any other file formats, can be found on any operating system. The files in question may be transferred to other devices, be it mobile or stationary, yet not all systems may be capable of properly handling such files.

Programs that support KEYNOTE file

How to open file with KEYNOTE extension?

Problems with accessing KEYNOTE may be due to various reasons. What is important, all common issues related to files with KEYNOTE extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with KEYNOTE files.

Step 1. Install iWork Keynote software

Install software to open KEYNOTE file The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening KEYNOTE files is that no program that can handle KEYNOTE files is installed on user’s system. This one is an easy one. Select iWork Keynote or one of the recommended programs (for example, iWork, Keynote for iOS) and download it from appropriate source and install on your system. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. The safest method of downloading iWork Keynote installed is by going to developer’s website () and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Update iWork Keynote to the latest version

Update software that support file extension KEYNOTEIf you already have iWork Keynote installed on your systems and KEYNOTE files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. This can be one of the causes why KEYNOTE files are not compatible with iWork Keynote. The most recent version of iWork Keynote is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Assign iWork Keynote to KEYNOTE files

If you have the latest version of iWork Keynote installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage KEYNOTE on your device. The process of associating file formats with default application may differ in details depending on platform, but the basic procedure is very similar.

Associate software with KEYNOTE file on Windows

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Clicking the KEYNOTE with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the iWork Keynote installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open KEYNOTE files box and clicking OK button.
Associate software with KEYNOTE file on Mac

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected KEYNOTE file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • Select iWork Keynote and click Change for all...
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with KEYNOTE extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Verify that the KEYNOTE is not faulty

Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the KEYNOTE file is valid. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

Check KEYNOTE file for viruses
1. Verify that the KEYNOTE in question is not infected with a computer virus

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the KEYNOTE file hinders attempts to open it. Scan the KEYNOTE file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. KEYNOTE file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

Did you receive the KEYNOTE file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. During the copy process of the file errors may occurred rendering the file incomplete or corrupted. This could be the source of encountered problems with the file. When downloading the file with KEYNOTE extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the IWork Keynote 06 Presentation file again.

4. Verify that your device fulfills the requirements to be able to open iWork Keynote

If the systems has insufficient resources to open KEYNOTE files, try closing all currently running applications and try again.

5. Check if you have the latest updates to the operating system and drivers

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with IWork Keynote 06 Presentation files and ensure security of your device and operating system. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with KEYNOTE files affecting older versions of given software.

Conversion of a KEYNOTE file

File Conversions from KEYNOTE extension to a different format
File conversions from other format to KEYNOTE file
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