Hi, I have an old file bank.pgp which I can't decrypt. It just says Decrypting then the bug buddy comes up. It also can't encrypt a file. It says Choose recipients, then it just does nothing. The seahorse version is 2.28.1 Mandriva 2010. I was going to try and delete the .gnupg directory. The password is the same. cheers

asked 29 May '10, 06:05

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You should not delete the .gnupg directory. No, you really shouldn't.

(31 May '10, 06:36) guerda

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(20 Apr '11, 13:56) rfelsburg ♦

to decrypt a file use

gpg --decrypt encrypted-file.gpg --output decrypted-file.txt

before deleting the .gnupg directory remember to save your secring.gpg file!


answered 30 May '10, 23:45

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Try using plain "gpg", it's the easiest way to know the problem.


answered 29 May '10, 06:43

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