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?

The PGP file extension indicates to your device which app can open the file. However, different programs may use the PGP file type for different types of data.

We are aware of 2 different uses of the PGP extension, which you can read more about below.

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 (v2)

Through our analysis of PGP files, we know that one use of the format is Pretty Good Privacy (PGP) Public Keyring (v2). 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!

Software that will open, convert or fix PGP files

These apps are known to open certain types of PGP files. Since many different programs may use PGP files for different purposes, you may need to try a few of the apps to open your specific PGP file.

PowerArchiverPowerArchiverVerified
PGP DesktopPGP DesktopUser submitted
Symantec Encryption DesktopSymantec Encryption DesktopUser submitted
PGPPGPUser submitted
Microsoft OfficeMicrosoft OfficeUser submitted
Direct Show Ogg Vorbis FilterDirect Show Ogg Vorbis FilterUser submitted
PGPfreewarePGPfreewareUser submitted
PKZIPPKZIPUser submitted
PGP Personal PrivacyPGP Personal PrivacyUser submitted
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator DriverIntel Graphics Media Accelerator DriverUser 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!