Seeking help.

Mike wrktalive at
Sat Oct 24 01:42:41 CEST 2020

Ok, thank you.

On Thu, Oct 22, 2020, 9:30 AM Werner Koch <wk at> wrote:

> On Wed, 21 Oct 2020 18:59, Mike said:
> > I had to recover gnupg file from a corrupted os. The contents of the
> gnupg
> > file are encrypted and are not in openpgp data. So when I try to import
> my
> > keys from 'private-keys-v1.d' nothing happens. Output says no openpgp
> data
> > found and 0 items processed.
> You simply restore the files from private-keys-v1. These are internal to
> gnupg and it is not possible or needed to importat them.  The format of
> the private key files is well specified and we take care to keep them
> compatible with all GnuPG 2 versions.
> To make the restored private keys actually work you also need the public
> keys.  Ask someone else or a keyserver to send you your public key if
> you don't have a backup.  With the private keys in place gpg will be
> able list them and be able to decrypt or sign data.
> Salam-Shalom,
>    Werner
> --
> Die Gedanken sind frei.  Ausnahmen regelt ein Bundesgesetz.
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