KEYSTORE File Extension

KEYSTORE file icon
Java Keytool Key Database
  • Developer
    Oracle Corporation
  • Popularity
    3 (4 votes)

What is KEYSTORE file?

KEYSTORE is a file extension commonly associated with Java Keytool Key Database files. Java Keytool Key Database format was developed by Oracle Corporation. Files with KEYSTORE extension may be used by programs distributed for Windows platform. KEYSTORE file belongs to the Database Files category just like 341 other filename extensions listed in our database. The most popular program for handling KEYSTORE files is Java Development Kit (JDK), but users can choose among 1 different programs that support this file format. On the official website of Oracle Corporation developer not only will you find detailed information about theJava Development Kit (JDK) software, but also about KEYSTORE and other supported file formats.

Programs which support KEYSTORE file extension

Below is a table that list programs that support KEYSTORE files. KEYSTORE files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support KEYSTORE file

How to open file with KEYSTORE extension?

Being unable to open files with KEYSTORE extension can be have various origins. What is important, all common issues related to files with KEYSTORE extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Download and install Java Development Kit (JDK)

Problems with opening and working with KEYSTORE files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with KEYSTORE files being present on your machine. This one is an easy one. Select Java Development Kit (JDK) or one of the recommended programs (for example, Java) and download it from appropriate source and install on your system. On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. The safest method of downloading Java Development Kit (JDK) installed is by going to developer’s website (Oracle Corporation) and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Check the version of Java Development Kit (JDK) and update if needed

If the problems with opening KEYSTORE files still occur even after installing Java Development Kit (JDK), it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of Java Development Kit (JDK) is available. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. If you have an older version of Java Development Kit (JDK) installed, it may not support KEYSTORE format. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using Java Development Kit (JDK).

Step 3. Associate Java Keytool Key Database files with Java Development Kit (JDK)

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate KEYSTORE files with latest version of Java Development Kit (JDK) you have installed on your device. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the KEYSTORE file
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where Java Development Kit (JDK) is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open KEYSTORE files and clicking OK.

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected KEYSTORE file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with KEYSTORE extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Check the KEYSTORE for errors

You closely followed the steps listed in points 1-3, but the problem is still present? You should check whether the file is a proper KEYSTORE file. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

1. Verify that the KEYSTORE in question is not infected with a computer virus

Should it happed that the KEYSTORE is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. If the KEYSTORE file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

2. Ensure the file with KEYSTORE extension is complete and error-free

If the KEYSTORE file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. 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. If the KEYSTORE file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Check if the user that you are logged as has administrative privileges.

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

4. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run Java Development Kit (JDK)

If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with KEYSTORE extension. In this case close the other applications.

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

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with Java Keytool Key Database file. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle KEYSTORE files.

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