Decrypting a pgp file stored on an old Windows computer

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23 Jun, 2015 01:28 PM

I am trying to open a file I pgp'ed a few years ago on my windows laptop. I have the file, but not the old laptop with its pgp programme installed.
I know the passphrase.

How do decrypt the file on a Mac using Yosemite?

Many thanks,

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Steve on 24 Jun, 2015 01:11 PM

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    Hi Jez,

    that depends if the file is using symmetric or asymmetric encryption. In case of symmetric just install GPG Suite and try to decrypt the file with GPGServices. In the case of asymmetric encryption use the same steps but note that for the decryption to work, besides the passphrase you also need to have the secret key in question.

    Let me know where you are at and which steps you have taken so far to get this solved. And should you get stuck, at which step that happened.

    All the best,

  2. Support Staff 2 Posted by Steve on 05 Nov, 2015 10:35 PM

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    Closing, since no further user feedback was received. Should your problem persist, feel free to re-open this discussion any time.

    All the best, steve

  3. Steve closed this discussion on 05 Nov, 2015 10:35 PM.

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