How to open PGP files

Did your computer fail to open a PGP file? We explain what PGP files are and recommend software that we know can open or convert your files.

What is a PGP file?

We know of 2 different uses of the PGP file type, one of them being PGP symmetric key encrypted message. Read the details below.

The PGP file extension indicates to your device which app can open the file. However, different apps may use the same file extension for different types of data. So a PGP opener may not be able to open all kinds of PGP files. In this case, look through both formats to make sure you find the best suited PGP viewer.

PGP symmetric key encrypted message

Through our analysis of PGP files, we know that one use of the format is PGP symmetric key encrypted message. We have not yet described in detail what these files contain and what they are used for, but our team is working tiredlessly through thousands of file formats. We'd love hearing from you if you have information about the format.

We have not verified any programs yet that works with this specific format. If you know any, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below. Thanks!

Pretty Good Privacy (PGP) Public Keyring

Through our analysis of PGP files, we know that one use of the format is Pretty Good Privacy (PGP) Public Keyring . We have not yet described in detail what these files contain and what they are used for, but our team is working tiredlessly through thousands of file formats. We'd love hearing from you if you have information about the format.

We have not verified any programs yet that works with this specific format. If you know any, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below. Thanks!

PGP file openers, viewers, etc.

These apps are known to open certain types of PGP files. Remember, different programs may use PGP files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

PGP DesktopPGP DesktopUser submitted
PowerArchiverPowerArchiverUser submitted
Symantec Encryption DesktopSymantec Encryption DesktopUser submitted
PGPPGPUser submitted
Microsoft OfficeMicrosoft OfficeUser submitted
Windows Privacy TrayWindows Privacy TrayUser submitted
Direct Show Ogg Vorbis FilterDirect Show Ogg Vorbis FilterUser submitted
PGPfreewarePGPfreewareUser submitted
Intel Dynamic Power Performance ManagementIntel Dynamic Power Performance ManagementUser submitted
PKZIPPKZIPUser submitted
We have not verified any programs that we know for certain can work with PGP-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the Suggest link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any online services that we know for certain can work with PGP-files. If you know one, please use the Suggest link below and tell us about it!