how to get private keys out of a old computer
John at Mozilla-Enigmail.org
Wed Jan 21 13:26:06 CET 2009
Laurent Jumet wrote:
> Usually, public and secret keyrings are in C:\GnuPG\Keyrings and are named
> pubring.gpg and secring.gpg but the extension and the name may change depending
> what you decided at first.
> You only need to copy those files to the adequate directory in your new pc.
The default directory on Windows has not been C:\GnuPG since at least 1.4.1
The default directory is %APPDATA%\GnuPG
On 2000 & XP this expands to
'C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Application Data\GnuPG'
On Vista this expands to 'C:\Users\<username>AppData\Roaming\GnuPG'
Only the *.gpg (pubring.gpg, secring,gpg, and trustdb.gpg) and gpg.conf if it
exists need be copied/moved. (Many folks neglect to advise copying trustdb.gpg.)
John P. Clizbe Inet:John (a) Mozilla-Enigmail.org
You can't spell fiasco without SCO. hkp://keyserver.gingerbear.net or
mailto:pgp-public-keys at gingerbear.net?subject=HELP
Q:"Just how do the residents of Haiku, Hawai'i hold conversations?"
A:"An odd melody / island voices on the winds / surplus of vowels"
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