GPG keychain: secret key on old computer

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14 Aug, 2019 04:12 PM

I recently got a new computer and forgot to export my private key. I still have my public one. Is there any way to retrieve my private key? I still have the passphrase for it. I have no access to an account I need without that private key. Please help!

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Steve on 14 Aug, 2019 04:26 PM

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    Hi spiked93,

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

    This KB-article explains what to do if you forgot your password or lost access to your secret key.

    Do you have a backup of your old computer or still access to it? There is no other way to retrieve the secret key if you had not transferred or backed it up to a thumb drive earlier.

    All the best,

  2. Steve closed this discussion on 09 Oct, 2019 09:32 AM.

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