The File Extensions Database

.KDE File Extension

  • Developer by: Kaspersky Labs
  • Category: Encoded Files
  • Format: Binary

What is an .KDE file?

.KDE is KryptoStorage Container File

File created by KryptoStorage and other Kaspersky antivirus and computer protection products; saves an archive of files in a password protected, encrypted format; allows users to securely store and archive sensitive personal data.

Kaspersky Labs no longer offers KryptoStorage as a standalone product. Instead, the company recommends using Kaspersky PURE software for protecting personal data. Kaspersky PURE allows users to create encrypted virtual drives, which contain a KDE file that securely stores the data. The program labels this file type as a "KAV Shell Extension."

Programs that open KryptoStorage Container File
Kaspersky PURE

How to solve problems with KDE files

  • Associate the KDE file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any KDE file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.KDE files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the KDE 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 .KDE is KryptoStorage Container File. Because only the current version supports the latest KDE file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Kaspersky Labs manufacturer website after an available .KDE is KryptoStorage Container File update.
  • To make sure that your KDE file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.