GPGServices and large (> 100 MB) file encryption

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28 Jul, 2017 09:59 PM

GPGServices is still reporting that large file sizes are not supported, and that it "needs tweaking."

It then encourages users to use the Terminal, but the documentation for file encryption shows how to encrypt with GPGServices, not the terminal. Neither is there an entry in the FAQ or the Tutorials for using GPG with the terminal, and the "First Steps" does not describe using the Terminal for encryption, nor does that document link to any document which does.

So really I suppose there are two problems here:
1) GPGServices still doesn't support large file encryption;
2) GPG Suite website documents do not describe how to use the Terminal to encrypt large files in lieu of the GPGServices encryption.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Steve on 31 Jul, 2017 11:58 AM

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    Hi software,

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

    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.

    Documentation for encryption and decryption using gpg on the command line is here:

    You can try using GPGServices for larger files as well, but please double check the files are ok before deleting the source files.

    All the best,

  2. Steve closed this discussion on 22 Oct, 2017 02:20 PM.

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