Opening KEY files

Did your computer fail to open a KEY file? We explain what KEY files are and recommend software that we know can open or convert your KEY files.

What is a KEY file?

Files with the .key file extension have usually been created by the Apple Keynote presentation software. Keynote was developed by Apple and is run on the Mac operating system. The KEY files created by this software are similar to PowerPoint files, but they are for Mac users and are not functional on Windows computers.

The KEY files that are created by Keynote contain slides that include text, images, presentation transitions and XML data. This data is then shown in a presentation style format when a user launches the file.

The .key file extension is also used by the AntiVir Personal Edition software. The AntiVir Personal Edition software is a free anti-virus application that can be downloaded from the Internet.

Try a universal file viewer

In addition to the products listed above, I would suggest that you try a universal file viewer like Free File Viewer. It can open over 200 different types of files - and very likely yours too! Download Free File Viewer.

By Prof. Jones (The File Expert)

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