opening a zip.gpg file

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Casey Brogdon

06 Apr, 2019 06:03 PM

Which of our tools is giving you problems? Decrypting a gpg file.

Attach a screenshot of the version info for all installed components (how to: https://gpgtools.tenderapp.com/kb/faq/where-can-i-find-version-info...): I just installed your program today.

Describe your problem. Add as much detail as possible. I have a large gpg file (296GB) that I need to decrypt and open. The file name looks like this: 19227525_Production_1903261218.zip.gpg.
I followed the steps from your website but what was created looks like this: 19227525_Production_1903261218.zip.gpg_gpg(goN).tmp and I can't open it.

What did you expect instead To be able to open the decrypted file.

Describe steps leading to the problem. I followed the steps from your website on how to decrypt a file.

Are you using any other Mail.app plugins? no

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Steve on 08 Apr, 2019 05:24 PM

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    Hi Casey,

    GPG Services is not really the right fit for files of this size. We do show a warning when users try to encrypt files larger than a certain limit, 150MB if I recall correctly.

    Are you certain the encrypted file is intact? Have you managed to decrypt it before?

    I would suggest to try decrypting the file using the command line

    gpg -d mydata.tar.gpg
    

    And make sure to allow a long time for this to finish. Although it's really hard to say if it will be successful. That file size is huge. A tool like VeraCrypt is probably more suitable for that use-case.

    All the best,
    Steve

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