Alternative for PGP on MacBook?

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Herman den Hartog

22 Oct, 2012 02:17 PM

Hi there,

I've got an indefinite license for PGP Desktop, now renamed to Symantec Encryption Desktop, but now I've also bought an old MacBook Pro 2CoreDuo running 10.6.8.

I don't really want to buy another license from Symantec, not because of the money but I don't like the route they're taking with good old PGP.

I've read on the website that I should be able to use my PGP keys with GPG, which is great, but I've also got a few PGP Disks on my main iMac. So the question is: will they work with GPG and mount or am I stuck with Symantec on this one?

I suppose I can just try to install GPG on the MacBook, but if the disks won't work I find it always tricky to get rid of all the scattered bits and pieces of the installation again.

TIA and have fun, Hermie

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Steve on 23 Oct, 2012 12:02 PM

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    Hi Herman,

    PGP keys and GPGTools is not an issues at all.

    About your PGP discs: I can't really answer that question. We've never used PGP Desktop ourselves. If those disks use plain GPG you'd be able to decrypt with GPGServices. But what you write sounds more like an exclusive PGP desktop feature. So I have rather little hope that this will be readable with GPGTools. Might be worth a try. Maybe read those disks with your existing PGP software and transfer those file to a new system using GPGServices?

    Have a nice day,

  2. Support Staff 2 Posted by Luke Le on 23 Oct, 2012 12:26 PM

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    Hi Herman,

    unfortunately for the PGP disks you're stuck with Symantec. They use a proprietary technique to create those.

  3. 3 Posted by Herman den Hart... on 23 Oct, 2012 06:53 PM

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    OK, thank you very much guys!

    Have fun, Hermie

  4. Steve closed this discussion on 25 Oct, 2012 11:08 AM.

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