GPG File Type- The quick facts
What are GPG files and how to open them
Are you having problems opening a GPG file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.
What is a GPG file?
GPG files have multiple uses, and Pretty Good Privacy/GNU Privacy Guard Public Keyring is one of them.
Pretty Good Privacy/GNU Privacy Guard Public Keyring
The .gpg file extension is used for an encrypted file format that was created by Free Software Foundation, Inc. These GPG files are also known as GNU Privacy Guard public keyring files.
These .gpg files are generated by the GNU Privacy Guard software, which was also developed by Free Software Foundation, Inc. Security keys and encrypted tokens are stored in these GPG files. The GNU Privacy Guard software enables users to protect their data through encrypted signatures. This software has versions for Windows PCs, Mac OS X computers, and Linux machines.
How to open GPG files
We have identified 2 GPG openers that are compatible with this specific type of GPG file.
Programs that open Pretty Good Privacy/GNU Privacy Guard Public Keyring files
Last updated: June 29, 2022
More file formats using the GPG extension
Through our research of GPG files, we know that the following formats exist. However, we have not yet analyzed them in detail.
- GPG Encrypted Data
Various apps that use files with this extension
These apps are known to open certain types of GPG files. Remember, different programs may use GPG files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.
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