Further thoughts on Windows Install

John Clizbe John at Mozilla-Enigmail.org
Wed Apr 22 07:17:49 CEST 2009

david wrote:
> Hi All,
> installing GnuPG Enigmail on pro 2000 I have to import files from this
> linux laptop - are file conventions the same?

At present. This may change in some future version of GnuPG

> (a) put linux hard drive on usb and scan for keys public and private via
> enigmail or gui for gnupg
> b) copy just the folder of gnupg to usb and scan that
> (c) can I just copy directory to win 2000 hard drive?
> Any advice copying/importing between microsoft o/s and linux would be
> helpful :)

Copy the files from ~/.gnupg on your linux box to USB. You should have
at minimum, pubring.gpg, secring.gpg, trustdb.gpg, and optionally gpg.conf.

On Windows machine, copy all of the above files to %APPDATA%\GnuPG.

APPDATA is an environment variable you may reference at a command
prompt.  You may also enter %APPDATA% into Explorer's Address bar and it
will handle expanding things. APPDATA mormally expands to
C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Application Data\

John P. Clizbe                      Inet:John (a) Mozilla-Enigmail.org
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