What are KEYSTORE files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a KEYSTORE file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.

What is a KEYSTORE file?

A .KEYSTORE file is a Gnome Keyring Key Store file.

The .keystore file format represents a Gnome Keyring Store. This file type is utilized by the Gnome Keyring application, a password management utility included with the Gnome desktop environment for Linux systems.

The .keystore file stores encrypted passwords and other confidential information in a secure manner, allowing users to access this information through the Gnome Keyring application using a master password.

The .keystore file is typically located in the user's home directory, and its contents are encrypted using a strong cryptographic algorithm to protect the stored data from unauthorized access.

How to open KEYSTORE files

Important: Different programs may use files with the KEYSTORE file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your KEYSTORE file is, you may need to try a few different programs.

While we have not verified the app ourselves yet, our users have suggested a single KEYSTORE opener which you will find listed below.

Last updated: January 4, 2023

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of KEYSTORE files. Remember, different programs may use KEYSTORE files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

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