The File Extensions Database

.AEPKEY File Extension

  • Developer by: InterCrypto
  • Category: Misc Files
  • Format: Binary

What is an .AEPKEY file?

.AEPKEY is Advanced Encryption Package Key File

File created by Advanced Encryption Package (AEP), a program used for securing files for storage and transfer; may store a public or private key created by the software; generated by the PKI Keys Manager window, which can be opened by choosing Tools → RSA Key Generator....

When you create a public and private key pair in AEP, the software creates files with the following names, assuming that you chose to name your key as "mykey" and used 1024-bit encryption:



Public and private keys allow files to be encrypted so that only the complementary key can decrypt the file. For example, if you create private key A and public key B as complementary keys, only public key B can decrypt files encrypted with private key A. This helps verify the identity of the sender of the file and limits distribution to the entities that have the appropriate keys.

NOTE: Encrypted files created by Advanced Encryption Package use the .AEP file extension.

Programs that open Advanced Encryption Package Key File
InterCrypto Advanced Encryption Package

How to solve problems with AEPKEY files

  • Associate the AEPKEY file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any AEPKEY file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.AEPKEY files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the AEPKEY file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .AEPKEY is Advanced Encryption Package Key File. Because only the current version supports the latest AEPKEY file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the InterCrypto manufacturer website after an available .AEPKEY is Advanced Encryption Package Key File update.
  • To make sure that your AEPKEY file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.