Using an old .gnupg directory

David Shaw dshaw at
Thu Aug 23 15:57:49 CEST 2007

On Thu, Aug 23, 2007 at 01:22:14PM +0200, phiroc at wrote:
> Hello,
> I recently reinstalled cygwin from scratch on my Windows machine, after copying
> the .gnupg directory and its contents to an USB key. Now, I would like to
> decrypt files encrypted with the private key in that .gnupg directory, in my new
> cygwin installation. Obviously, I should copy the .gnupg directory to my new
> home directory. But what should I do next?

You shouldn't have to do anything else.  Once you have a .gnupg
directory in your home directory, GPG will find it and use it.


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