GPG4Win 3.1.16: mkportable.exe missing?

karel-v_g at karel-v_g at
Wed Jul 21 14:37:20 CEST 2021

I did a complete uninstall of GPG4Win with exception of the personal data in my homedir, restarted my machine and installed GPG4Win with all options selected (usually I install it without GPG-OL). Once again mkportable.exe and paperkey.exe were missing though the rest of my GPG4win-Installation was working as expected.
I was able to locate the missing files in the 3.1.16 installer and extracted them manually using 7-Zip. Thus I was able to create a portable installation.
I found no reason why mkportable and paperkey were not  installed, there were no entries in my virus scanners log (Windows Defender) or any other signs for abnormal behaviour of my system.

12. Juli 2021, 14:05 von bernhard at

> Hello Karel,
> Am Samstag, 3. Juli 2021, 22:29:15 CEST schrieb karel-v_g--- via Gnupg-users:
>> After Updating from GPG4Win 3.1.15 to .16 I noticed that the newest build
>> does not install mkportable.exe?! Is it missing by intend or by accident?
> as far as I know mkportable works in principle on Gpg4win 3.1.16,
> see success reports on
> So the question is why does it not install for you.
> Can you try a reinstall and select all components?
>> PS: I hope it is okay to ask this GPG4Win-related question here on the
>> GnuPG-list!?
> To me it is okay, though gpg4win-users-en at is even more 
> appropriate. If possible, followup there. (You need to subscribe to the list.)
> Best Regards,
> Bernhard
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