Purpose of ~/.gnupg_pre_2.1 - can it be removed?

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19 Jan, 2019 08:07 PM

I'm running GPG Suite 2018.5 on Mojave 10.14.2
I noticed today I have 2 directories:


Are both of these needed? Just curious, if the old one can be removed safely.
Thank you

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Steve on 21 Jan, 2019 10:14 PM

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    Hi there,

    we created ~/.gnupg_pre_2.1 during the migration from 2.0 to 2.2 and it prooved good to have that backup as a fallback option for users who ran into trouble migrating their keys. If everything works for you with MacGPG 2.2.x you can remove the folder, although it doesn't hurt, to have it as a backup.

    Hope this explains the situation.

    All the best,

  2. 2 Posted by (anonymous) on 02 Feb, 2019 02:08 PM

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    Sorry, I meant to reply sooner. Thank you for the clarification—very much appreciated.

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Steve on 04 Feb, 2019 07:44 PM

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    Glad this is 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.


  4. Steve closed this discussion on 04 Feb, 2019 07:44 PM.

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