I lost my Keystore file

asked 2021-11-10T14:48:17.933+00:00
Mohanasundharam Murugan 1 Reputation point

I got support from Google Play Console. I have generated the .jks & .pem file and sent the .pem file to the support team. They've updated everything as per the .pem file. But, Now i don't know how to generate apk from Visual Studio by using JKS or PEM files. Because I suspect the Visual Studio only supports the .keystore files to generate the apk.

Kindly help me to recover this issue.

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  1. answered 2021-11-11T07:04:18.357+00:00
    Leon Lu (Shanghai Wicresoft Co,.Ltd.) 41,081 Reputation points Microsoft Employee


    Welcome to our Microsoft Q&A platform!

    I cannot find way to generate the APK file by using JKS or PEM files in the Visual Studio. If you cannot find the .keystore files that generate by VS, you can find it by following path.(The AppData folder is hidden by default and you may need to unhide it to access it.)

       The resulting keystore resides in the following location:  
       C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\Xamarin\Mono for Android\Keystore\ALIAS\ALIAS.keystore  
       For example, using chimp as the alias, the above steps would create a new signing key in the following location:  
       C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\Xamarin\Mono for Android\Keystore\chimp\chimp.keystore  

    Here is a article about it.


    Best Regards,

    Leon Lu

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  2. answered 2021-12-01T18:35:21.88+00:00
    Sylendra JR 1 Reputation point

    @Mohanasundharam Murugan Did you able to generate apk using the .jks file ? I'm also facing the same issue.

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