PGP File - opening and understanding

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

What is a PGP file?

A .PGP file is a PGP symmetric key encrypted message file. 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.

How to open PGP files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension PGP for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different PGP openers which you will find listed below.

Other file formats using extension .PGP

While PGP symmetric key encrypted message is a popular type of PGP-file, we know of 2 different uses of the .PGP extension.

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.

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.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different PGP openers which you will find listed below.

Various viewers for this file format

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 software that we know for certain will work with PGP-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with PGP-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!