Access denied when using gpg4win via command prompt

S sbdisn-gnu at
Fri Jul 7 18:16:27 CEST 2017

Just wanted to update the status of my issue. It turns out there was an issue with my gpg4win installation. Tried a reinstall and everything's back in order. I could create a revocation certificate via cmd, however, this time to a local directory and not the windows dir. 

The 'access denied' problem began upon me trying to create the certificate to the default dir.  I had assumed the output dir path would be the local user path (C:\Users\AppData\Roaming\gnupg), which wasn't the case.

      From: Kristian Fiskerstrand <kristian.fiskerstrand at>
 To: S <sbdisn-gnu at>; "gnupg-users at" <gnupg-users at> 
 Sent: Wednesday, 5 July 2017 10:14 AM
 Subject: Re: Access denied when using gpg4win via command prompt
On 07/04/2017 03:22 PM, S via Gnupg-users wrote:

> My OS : Windows 10 (1607 version)Gpg4win version : 2.33
> Any help's appreciated.
> Thanks

You seem to try to output the revocation certificate to
c:\windows\system32 , does the error persist if not outputting to a
system directory?

Kristian Fiskerstrand
Twitter: @krifisk
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fpr:94CB AFDD 3034 5109 5618 35AA 0B7F 8B60 E3ED FAE3
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