PGP File Type

- The quick facts

What are PGP files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a PGP 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 PGP file?

PGP files have multiple uses, and PGP Symmetric Key Encrypted Message is one of them.

PGP Symmetric Key Encrypted Message

We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

How to open PGP files

Important: Different programs may use files with the PGP file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your PGP file is, you may need to try a few different programs.

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

Last updated: December 15, 2021

More file formats using the PGP extension

Through our research of PGP files, we know that the following formats exist. However, we have not yet analyzed them in detail, and we would love to hear from you if you have information about either of them.

Pretty Good Privacy (PGP) Public Keyring

Various apps that use files with this extension

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