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.KEY File Extension

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File Type 1Software License Key File

DeveloperN/A
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CategoryMisc Files
FormatN/A

Unknown

File format categories include Binary, Text, XML, and Zip. The format of this file type has not been determined.

Definition

Generic file extension used by various programs when registering legal copies of the software; may be saved in a plain text format but generally contains some form of encrypted key string that authenticates the purchase and registers the software.

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Since KEY files are used by various software products, no single program will be able to open them. Instead, you will have to know which program a KEY file corresponds to in order to use it to register the software.

Program(s) that open .KEY files
Microsoft Windows LogoWindows
Used by various programs
Updated 12/17/2012

File Type 2LightWave License File

DeveloperNewTek
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CategoryMisc Files
FormatN/A

Unknown

File format categories include Binary, Text, XML, and Zip. The format of this file type has not been determined.

Definition

Software registration file used by LightWave, a professional 3D rendering application; stores the 16-digit license key and enables users to have a legal copy of the software.

More Information

For LightWave 10, licenses are saved to the following directories:

Windows: [user]\.NewTek\LightWave\10.0\licenses\

Mac OS X: [user]/Library/Application Support/NewTek/LightWave/10.0/licenses/

Program(s) that open .KEY files
Microsoft Windows LogoWindows
NewTek LightWave 3D
Mac OS X LogoMac OS
NewTek LightWave 3D
Updated 5/17/2011

File Type 3Security Key

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CategorySystem Files
FormatN/A

Unknown

File format categories include Binary, Text, XML, and Zip. The format of this file type has not been determined.

Definition

Contains registration information or a security code for a software program; often created when the program is registered; typically stored in the program's application folder or the system preferences folder.

Program(s) that open .KEY files
Microsoft Windows LogoWindows
Various programs that save registration information
Mac OS X LogoMac OS
Various programs that save registration information
Updated 2/12/2007

File Type 4Keynote Presentation

DeveloperApple
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CategoryData Files
FormatZip

Zip

This file is saved in a zipped format. You can view the contents by unzipping it with a file decompression program.

Definition

Presentation created with Apple's Keynote presentation software; stored in the Mac OS X package format and includes slides, images, text, transitions, and XML data used by the presentation.

Program(s) that open .KEY files
Microsoft Windows LogoWindows
File Viewer Lite
Mac OS X LogoMac OS
Apple Keynote 6.5
iOS LogoiOS
Apple Keynote
Updated 6/6/2014

File Type 5Keyboard Definition File

DeveloperN/A
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CategorySettings Files
FormatN/A

Unknown

File format categories include Binary, Text, XML, and Zip. The format of this file type has not been determined.

Definition

Defines keyboard shortcuts or keyboard layouts for different languages; maps keys to different characters for different languages; stores custom keyboard shortcuts for some programs; used by operating systems for keyboard layouts.

Program(s) that open .KEY files
Microsoft Windows LogoWindows
Software Entire Connection
Programs that support custom keyboard shortcuts
Mac OS X LogoMac OS
Programs that support custom keyboard shortcuts
Updated 2/12/2007