GPGServices: add pgp as a file-extension for be able to decrypt by using gpgtools

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10 Sep, 2016 10:53 AM

GPG Services

I get my monthly bills from my telco encrypted with pgp (file extension pgp). But, I'm unable to decrypt it, unless I rename it to gpg. In previous versions of OS X (before El Capitan) it worked like a charm. but, now it sucks. I'd like you to add pgp as a second file extension to be decrypted. I guess, this can be done by editing the Info.plist inside the /Library/Services/GPGServices.service
Unfortunately, I'm hindered doing it myself by the OS X security. So, please help!
(Maybe you can put a dialog to maintain the file extensions handled by GPG decrypt -service to the GPGTools-Plugin in SystemControl)

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Steve on 15 Sep, 2016 01:11 PM

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    Hey Andre,

    welcome to the GPGTools community support platform. Sorry you are having problems using GPG Suite.

    Please select the .pgp file in question in finder and press ⌘I to show information. In the Open with: section select the "Change all" button and select GPGServices from


    Confirm and in the future all .pgp files should be opened with GPGServices. Please note that .pgp files can also be key files and opening those with GPGServices won't do anything. Those should likely be opened with GPG Keychain in that case.

    We have a ticket for this problem. I connected this discussion with the existing ticket. That means, should this discussion get closed, it will be re-opened as soon as the ticket is closed. That way you'll stay in the loop and get notified as soon as we have news. Feel free to open a new discussions should you run into further problems or need assistance.

    Let me know if this worked.

    All the best,

  2. 2 Posted by andre on 15 Sep, 2016 01:18 PM

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    perfect, Steve!
    Thank you

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Steve on 15 Sep, 2016 01:19 PM

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    Perfect. Glad, this is solved for you. I'm closing this discussion. Should you need further assistance or have questions you can re-open this discussion here or open a new one any time.

    Best, steve

  4. Steve closed this discussion on 15 Sep, 2016 01:19 PM.

  5. Steve closed this discussion on 24 Oct, 2018 10:24 AM.

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