No Pinentry error while decrypting GPG4win

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09 Mar, 2020 03:35 PM

Which of our tools is giving you problems?

Gpg4win 3.1.11

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gpg: public key decryption failed: No pinentry

Describe your problem. Add as much detail as possible.

Passphrase dialog box not opening

What did you expect instead

Describe steps leading to the problem.

Normal decryption procedure

Are you using any other plugins?


  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Steve on 09 Mar, 2020 03:51 PM

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    Hi Prashanth,

    this is the community support platform for all things GPG Suite (OpenPGP on macOS).

    If you are seeing an error about "no pinentry" maybe a re-install can help? But that is a wild guess, as I am not too familiar with the inner workings of GPG4win.

    For any questions regarding gpg4win, please see their website about obtaining support. There are various resources like mailing list as well as user forum.

    If you find a solution, it would be great if you could crosslink the Gpg4win thread, so other users running into a similar issue will quickly find the solution.


  2. 2 Posted by Prashanth Sagar on 09 Mar, 2020 04:01 PM

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    Hi Steve,

    I tried re-installing and it works but only momentarily. When I reboot
    again, it doesn't work. I have posted on the other forum though. I will
    crosslink when I find a solution there.


  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Steve on 09 Mar, 2020 04:01 PM

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    That would be great. Good luck and hope you find a solution soon.

  4. Steve closed this discussion on 08 Jul, 2020 05:06 PM.

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