Re-establish keys

David Shaw dshaw at
Thu May 31 21:09:53 CEST 2007

On Thu, May 31, 2007 at 10:52:32AM -0400, eemaestro at wrote:
> Hi,
> I am in the process of reformatting my hard drive (ext3).   I copied
> my user files from the hard drive onto backup medium, but I forgot to
> copy the .gnupg/ contents.
> My public key is on the MIT PGP server.    I know my passphrase.   So
> how do I reestablish my keys on the newly reformatted hard drive, in
> order to decrypt my files?

Without the secret key, you cannot decrypt.  If you no longer have it,
you're stuck.



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