Problems when trying to create a second keyring

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Fri May 27 21:44:48 CEST 2005

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I wish to create a second keyring on my machine to avoid
crowding and to manage yagoo groups keys on independent keyrings

Problems when trying to create a second keyring

~ I'm trying to create a second keyring - for PGPNET members' keys

~ My pubring.gpg is in the directory c:\Documents and
Settings\user\Application Data\gnupg\

~ My gpg.conf is located in the same directory c:\Documents and
Settings\user\Application Data\gnupg

~ I have added the following to my gpg.conf
secret-keyring c:\documents and settings\user\application
keyring c:\documents and settings\user\application
keyring c:\documents and settings\user\application data\gnupg\pgpnet.gpg

~ I have administrator rights on my machine - So rights / permissions
to create files are NOT a problem.

~ I had installed GnuPG using the same login etc. on this machine,
again user rights is not the issue

~ Neither winPT nor Enigmail are running now

~ Other normal gpg commands like --Decrypt etc are working from
command prompt

~ Now when I try to import PGPNET_Keys.asc into the second keyring
"pgpnet.gpg" with the command "gpg --import PGPNET_Keys.asc" I get the
following errors

=============== start of command line output =================

C:\gpg --import PGPNET_Keys.asc

gpg: keyblock resource `c:\documents and settings\user\application
data\gnupg\pgpnet.gpg': file open error

gpg: key 01C3E2A9: "Jeff Allen <jrallen at>" not

gpg: renaming `C:/Documents and Settings/user/Application
Data/gnupg\pubring.gpg ' to `C:/Documents and
Settings/user/Application Data/gnupg\pubring.bak' failed: Permission

gpg: error writing keyring `C:/Documents and Settings/user/Application
Data/gnupg\pubring.gpg': file rename error

gpg: key E65CF0EE: public key "[User ID not found]" imported

gpg: error reading `PGPNET_Keys.asc': file rename error

gpg: no valid OpenPGP data found.

gpg: import from `PGPNET_Keys.asc' failed: file rename error

gpg: Total number processed: 1

gpg:               imported: 1

gpg:              unchanged: 1

============= end of command line output =======================

Where am I going wrong ?

Any help is appreciated



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