Your AUSkey is saved to a key store on your computer. We recommend backing up your AUSkey key store every six months so you can restore your AUSkey if your computer system crashes or requires reformatting.
To back up your AUSkey you will need to make a copy of the AUSkey key store. The AUSkey key store file is named keystore.xml. You then have it available to copy back to your computer if required.
Key store files older than two years should not be restored as they may have expired.End of attention
Windows Operating systems
Step 1. Open Internet Explorer.
Step 2. Type %appdata%\auskey in the address bar and press enter.
Step 3. Locate the keystore.xml file in the AUSkey folder.
Step 4. Copy and paste the key store file to a backup location such as an external hard drive or a USB stick.
Mac OSX operating systems
Mac OSX 10.7 and later
Step 1. Open Finder and select Go from the menu bar.
Step 2. Select Go to Folder.
Step 3. Type ~/library and press Go.
Step 4. Open Application Support folder.
Step 5. Find the keystore.xml file in the AUSkey folder.
Step 6. Copy and paste the key store file to a backup location such as an external hard drive or a USB stick.
Mac OSX 10.6 and earlier
Step 1. Open Finder.
Step 2. Navigate to users/username’library/application support/AUSkey/keystore.xml.
Step 3. Copy and paste the key store file to a backup location such as an external hard drive or a USB stick.
Restore your AUSkey
Step 1. Install the AUSkey software.
Step 2. Copy your key store file from the backup location and paste it to the original location. The original location can be found by following the same steps described above for backing up your AUSkey.