can not decrypt file suddenly

Doug Barton dougb at
Tue Apr 14 06:02:49 CEST 2015

On 4/13/15 8:56 PM, jason zhang wrote:
> Hi Doug
> Yes, the problem started after the unscheduled shutdown. Unfortunately,
> I don't have an archived version. The problem is that another
> encrypted,  which I have not touched for sometime, cann't be opened either.

Well I'm sorry to say, that sounds like the files are corrupted. Run the 
following commands on both files (substitute <file> for the actual file 
names), and report the results:

file <file>
gpg --list-packets <file>

(Yes, the first command above is literally the word "file")


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