GPG on Windows 7?

Sonja Michelle Lina Thomas sonjamichelle at
Wed Nov 17 18:58:24 CET 2010

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I've been using GPG4Win (current version I have is v2.0.14) on Windows 7
64bit for a year now with no issues from the OS.

Outlook 2007 was a different story though. None of the plugins out there
ran quite right without issues and crashing. I'm not a programmer so I
can't say if it was Outlook's fault or the plugin's fault. I switched to
Thunderbird with Enigmail about 8 months ago and have no issues with
email signing or encrypting.

As for the explorer shell, 64 bit does not allow encrypting from the
context menu. I encrypt/sign files from either the command line or
through Kleopatra or through GPA's file manager.

Sonja Michelle Lina Thomas
sonjamichelle at

"I realized fear one morning, when the blare of the fox-hunters sound.
When they are all chasing after the poor bloody fox, it's safer to be
dressed like a hound."

On 11/17/2010 0:33, Bo Berglund wrote:
> Is it possible to use GPG on Windows 7 (32 and 64 bit)?
> We have kept using Gpg4Win 1.1.4 for some time since when we tried the
> version 2.0.0 it killed certain functions on our PC:s (I think for
> instance Outlook went haywire).
> But now our IT person says GPG does not work on Windows 7, so what is
> the final verdict here?
> We use GPGee for encrypting files since we cannot use Outlook email
> encryption, so we need this to work in the Explorer for Windows 7 too.
> Or is there a  new version that can handle the Outlook emails
> properly? Note: we do not want to change into only using plain text
> emails.
Version: GnuPG v2.0.14 (MingW32)
Comment: Using GnuPG with Mozilla -


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