GPG File Extension

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GNU Privacy Guard Public Keyring
  • Developer
    Free Software Foundation
  • Popularity
    3.1 (8 votes)

What is GPG file?

A .GPG file is a security key file that is created by the GNU Privacy Guard (GnuPG / GPG) free encryption software program. The software can be used to encrypt, decrypt, and authenticate the sensitive data, wherein the encryption is compatible with the OpenPGP (RFC4880) standard. The GPG file is similar to Pretty Good Privacy (PGP) encryption and the GPG operations are implemented using the gpg command-line options. Further, the GPG encrypted files are saved under the gnugpg directory with the file names as secring.gpg for saving the secret key files, the pubring.gpg for saving the public keys, and the trustdb.gpg for saving the database of trusted keys.

Programs that support GPG file

Windows Windows
MAC OS MAC OS
Linux Linux

We hope we helped you solve the problem with the GPG file. If you do not know where you can download the application from our list, click on the link (which is the name of the program) - you will find more information there on the location where to download the secure setup version of the required application.

What else may cause problems?

There can be more reasons which determine that you are not able to open the GPG file (apart from the lack of the proper application installed).

First - the GPG file may be incorrectly associated with the application installed to support it. In this case, you need to change this association by yourself. To do this, right-click on the GPG file that you want to edit, click "Open with" and then select the program from the list that you have installed. After this operation, the problems with opening the GPG file should be solved.

Second - the file you want to open can simply be damaged. Then, the best solution is to find a new version of given file, or download it again from the same source as before (maybe for some reason in the previous session the download of the GPG file has not been completed and it cannot be opened properly).

Do you want to help?

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