No secret key on 1 file

Steven Bonda sbonda at
Fri Aug 16 18:20:10 CEST 2013

I did a lot of research and digging and was finally able to get the file to

c:\temp>gpg2 --batch --try-all-secrets --passphrase pass -o temp.txt -d
gpg: anonymous recipient; trying secret key A328FC0E ...
gpg: WARNING: cipher algorithm IDEA not found in recipient preferences
gpg: okay, we are the anonymous recipient.
gpg: encrypted with RSA key, ID 727A253D
gpg: old style (PGP 2.x) signature
gpg: Signature made 08/15/13 03:31:01 Eastern Daylight Time using DSA key ID
gpg: Can't check signature: No public key
gpg: WARNING: message was not integrity protected


fwiw, I'd welcome any information on what happened just because I'd like to
know what happened.

Maybe this helps someone in the future.

Thanks for all the help.
-- STeve

-----Original Message-----
From: Werner Koch [mailto:wk at] 
Sent: Friday, August 16, 2013 10:36 AM
To: Steven Bonda
Cc: gnupg-users at
Subject: Re: No secret key on 1 file

On Fri, 16 Aug 2013 14:56, sbonda at said:

> gpg: encrypted with RSA key, ID 727A253D
> gpg: decryption failed: No secret key

Please check thenoutput of 

  gpg2 -v -K 727A253D

If you can't see the reason, you may want to

  gpg2 -v --edit-key 727A253D

to see some more details.



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