Folder where key rings are stored

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20 Mar, 2012 03:50 AM

I need to know the folder where GPGTools stores my public and secret key rings. When I installed, I imported my old key rings, but the last-modified dates show these files have not been changed, even though I have deleted a couple of keys. A Spotlight search for anything with "GPG" or the names of the key rings turns up only what I started with: key rings that haven't been modified in years.

  1. 1 Posted by Alex on 20 Mar, 2012 10:26 AM

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    Hi Ken, thank you for your feedback. The keys are stored in a hidden directory of your home directory. In Finder press cmd+shift+g and paste this "~/.gnupg".
    Does this help? Best regards, Alex

  2. 2 Posted by Laertes on 21 Mar, 2012 12:24 AM

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    Thank you, Alex. I found them easily. Let me ask a follow-up: do the "pubring" and "secring" and their backup files follow the same internal format as their counterparts in the traditional Phil Zimmermann-style implementations? Thanks, Ken

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Luke Le on 21 Mar, 2012 10:55 AM

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    They are definitely compatible, not sure if they are internally exactly the same though.

  4. Alex closed this discussion on 15 Apr, 2012 11:10 PM.

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