File Extension KEYCHAIN

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    Apple Keychain Password Format
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Have you encountered a problem with a KEYCHAIN file? Don’t you know which program opens a file with this extension? You will find all the information you need about working with a KEYCHAIN file here. In the further part of this page we have added a list of programs that should open your KEYCHAIN file. It is enough you choose a proper application for your operating system, download and install it.

What is KEYCHAIN file?

Files ending with KEYCHAIN are generated by Apple Keychain. Keychain is a password management utility that stores the authentication information and is included with Mac OSX. Keychain files contain an encrypted collection of sensitive user authentication data such as passwords, certificates, and private keys.

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Keychain files automatically authenticate the user once the option to remember the authentication information has been selected. They are used, among other things, to log the user in on websites or to gain network access.

Example for KEYCHAIN files are the login.Keychain or system.Keychain. Keychain files are usually located in the system folder / library / keychains or in the local folder user / library / keychains.

Programs which can open a KEYCHAIN file

How to open file with KEYCHAIN extension?

In order to open a file with KEYCHAIN extension one of the following programs must be installed on user’s system. If a problem with opening KEYCHAIN file occurred, it is highly possible that none of the listed programs is present on user’s system. Even if one or more said programs are installed, there may be issues related with given programs. In order to solve a problem with KEYCHAIN files, follow the instructions below.
Install Apple Keychain Access or other program from the list

Most often resolving problems with opening KEYCHAIN files is very simple. Just install an appropriate program that supports such files. All of the listed programs support KEYCHAIN files, but may vary in offered function and purpose. Some programs may be capable only of viewing contents of KEYCHAIN files or offer file conversion options, but may not be capable of editing such files.

Set Apple Keychain Access as the default program for opening KEYCHAIN files

It is possible that although a compatible program has been installed on user’s system, it is not used by the system to open it. This may happen because no default application was associated with this type of files. To associate KEYCHAIN files with given application, select "Open with" from drop-down menu (accessed by right-clicking on the file). Then select from the list the program or application you want to be used to open this type of file. If the Apple Keychain Access applications is not on the list, select "Browse" option in order to manually locate the directory where Apple Keychain Access has been installed.


Check the section that lists most common problems with KEYCHAIN files

Sometimes problems with opening KEYCHAIN files may not lie with the application itself, but can arise due to other causes, such as:

  • File data is corrupted
  • KEYCHAIN files has been not been completely download from the internet (only a part of the data has been downloaded)
  • Currently used user account hasn’t been granted necessary privileges to open KEYCHAIN files (should that be the case, please contact your system administrator or IT specialist)
  • KEYCHAIN file was being copied from a corrupted storage device and is incomplete or data is corrupted. (Copying files from unknown or untrusted sources should be conducted with great care as such files may contain malicious software, which can damage your system)

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