GPG Keychain: Screwed up exporting keys

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Colin Layfield

14 Aug, 2018 11:39 AM

I was exporting my public/private keys to import into GPG Tools on a new computer and buggered up the password 3 times. Now GPG seems broken on my original laptop install.

I tried testing it out by sending an encrypted message between accounts and now get this message:

Should your problem persist, please contact us at with the following error description:

gpg: signing failed: Timeout
gpg: signing failed: Timeout

It seems my key failure has resulted in my keys essentially being disabled on this machine.

Is there anyway to fix this?


  1. 1 Posted by Colin Layfield on 14 Aug, 2018 11:49 AM

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    OK, I rebooted my machine and everything seems fine now.

    Apologies for the unnecessary thread.

    • Colin
  2. Support Staff 2 Posted by Steve on 17 Aug, 2018 02:48 PM

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    Hi Colin,

    welcome to the GPGTools support platform.

    Glad, to hear this is already 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.


  3. Steve closed this discussion on 17 Aug, 2018 02:48 PM.

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