Question about GnuPG Shell 1.0

John Clizbe John at
Sun Sep 20 03:31:04 CEST 2009

Allen Schultz wrote:
> Csabi wrote:
>> I have Windows XP with GnuPG 1.4.9 installed.
> ...
>> GnuPG not installed on your system. Please, install it first.
> Have you set the System PATH and then tried the installation again? Is
> it possible GPG Shell uses PATH and other windows settings for looking
> for GnuPG?

"GPGshell" is a different tool. GPGshell is closed-source (likely VB) and
Windows-only.  The OP was asking about "GnuPG Shell",, which is cross-platform and has
source available as well as pre-built executables for Debian, Redhat, and Windows.

That distinction made, setting the PATH environment variable is probably a good
start, either at a user or a system level for Windows. It's still possible that
the Windows build of "GnuPG Shell" checks values in the registry, but those
should have been set correctly if GnuPG was installed with the Windows installer.

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