recover private key

David Shaw dshaw at
Wed Jan 7 01:22:50 CET 2009

On Jan 3, 2009, at 1:59 PM, jakse wrote:

> dear forum.
> I am using GnuPG on my mac.  had a problem and had to reinstall
> everything... lost all data.
> from old backup i have some info on my key. The trustdb was created  
> and so
> on, and i have a fingerprint for my pub key, "uid" and "sub".  
> however i dont
> know what this means?!
> Is there any way i can recover my private key?

Do you have the file "secring.gpg"?  If so, you have your private  
key.  If not, you don't.


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