how to get private keys out of a old computer
faramir.cl at gmail.com
Wed Jan 21 08:05:00 CET 2009
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Condor Kim escribió:
> I have a question, can anyone help me?
I hope so...
> from the previous computer? i do still have the hard drive of the
> previous old computer. i tried to retrieve keys with PTA, and found a
> file called "trustedkeys" outside the "users" file on the old hard
> drive, but when i retrieved this file, it said "no keys are found".
I'd bet the name of that file was "trustdb.gpg". That is the file that
keeps info about how much you trust the signatures issued by the keys...
but the private keys are stored in the file "secring.gpg" and the public
keys are stored in the file "pubring.gpg". Those are the files you need
If you have not yet used gpg4win in the new computer, then just copy
these files into gpg home dir, that should solve your problem. If you
already have keys in the new machine, I am not sure how to merge both
keyrings... I have never had to do it.
Tell us if you need more advices...
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