GPG Keychain: Sec key gone

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20 Jun, 2020 03:17 AM

my gig secret key has disappeared so i am no longer to decrypt messages. where can i find my secret key?

messages to become decrypted

macOS                   10.13.6     17G1303
GPG Suite               2019.2      2670    (ac945f92b0)
GPG Mail    -
GPG Keychain            1.5.1       1587    (967419866a)
GPG Services            1.12.1      1100    (2d6c8340f0)
MacGPG                  2.2.17      940     (4ba83bbeda)
GPG Suite Preferences   2.2.1       1136    (378dbebf37)
Libmacgpg               1.0.1       924     (ed76f66a8a)
pinentry           16      (9b8e20e2c0)
  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Luke Le on 24 Jun, 2020 02:40 PM

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    Hi Josh,

    we are very sorry you are having problems with GPG Suite.
    Do you know by any chance how your secret key disappeared? Did you perform an update of GPG Suite, try to delete a different key in GPG Keychain or something similar?

    Could you please run the following command in Terminal (easiest to find via Spotlight):

    ls -l@O ~/.gnupg


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