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

PGP DesktopPGP DesktopVerified

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.

PowerArchiverPowerArchiverUser submitted
Symantec Encryption DesktopSymantec Encryption DesktopUser submitted
PGPPGPUser submitted
Windows Privacy TrayWindows Privacy TrayUser submitted
PKZIPPKZIPUser submitted
Ashampoo ZIP ProAshampoo ZIP ProUser submitted
GpgSXGpgSXUser submitted
GnuPGUIGnuPGUIUser submitted

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